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Feed Me the Facts digs deep into topics of interest for the Diversify Dietetics Community. Diversify Dietetics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering students and young professionals from underrepresented minority groups to join the next generation of nutrition experts.
 
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In 2015, Artist and Rock Climber Leslie Kim started creating illustrations inspired by her travels to different rock climbing areas and soon combined that artwork wither love for climbing and the community of climbing. She launched her apparel company, Dynamite Starfish. She lives by the motto: "Try hard. Have fun. Care about the things you love." …
 
Kriste is a trail runner, adventure runner, meditation teacher, and also a speaker, writer, and media producer. She coaches women in trail running along the Front Range, leads healing hikes, and facilitates retreats which empower participants to develop skills that will serve them both in nature and in daily life. Kriste is also the founder of Blac…
 
Robyn Lesh is a design engineer with American Magic, a racing boat preparing for the America’s Cup. Robyn manages weight and center gravity of the boat as well as being in charge of 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D virtual reality. Robyn grew up in Washington State and has been sailing since she was 6 days old. She graduated from MIT in 2016 where s…
 
In the midst of cancelled races and uncertainty, Vice Director of The Cyclists’ Alliance, Rhian Ravenscroft is looking to rethink how women’s cycling and racing is structured. We talk about the current situation at the UCI, The Cyclists’ Alliance, their recent Rapha Foundation grant, and inequity in cycling. The Cyclists’ Alliance is the labor orga…
 
Sarah Axelson, Title IX expert, Senior Director of Advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation joins the show in honor of the 48th anniversary of Title IX on June 23rd, 2020. She gives a fascinating history of the law, how it works, unfulfilled promises, and hope going forward. Sarah is a lifelong athlete, considers herself a byproduct of Title IX, p…
 
Deanna Belleny Co-Founder of Diversify Dietetics earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at the University of Houston and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is the Program Manager for Systems Transformation at Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. Diversify Dietetics i…
 
Marinel de Jesus, founder of Peak Explorations, is a lawyer, writer, a public speaker, a world traveler, and a nomad who leads tours most often high-altitude mountain trekking all over the world. In 2016, she launched Peak Explorations and Brown Gal Trekker with the mission to create inclusion for local/indigenous women in the trekking tourism indu…
 
Former track and field pro athlete and new novelist Faith Dismuke ran for Villanova an NCAA Division I school and for USA Track and Field. In 2015, Faith earned a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut with a focus on media's influence on the representation and psychology of student-athletes of color. Her first novel Sprint Dreams is th…
 
Team USA Triathlete Tamara Gorman won two World Triathlon Championships (as a junior and as an Under 23 competitor). In 2019 she medaled in three Triathlon World Cups. Tamara had her sights on making the Tokyo Olympic Team. Then, in mid-February 2020, she had surgery, throwing that into question. Now fully recovered, she’s taking advantage of the e…
 
Maggie Steffens, two-time Olympic Gold medalist, MVP at both 2012 and 2016 Games. In London 2012, her first Olympic Games, Maggie tied the record for most goals in an Olympics with 21. Maggie has also won three World Championship Golds, three NCAA Championship titles while at Stanford, and, in 2017, was named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Co…
 
Tamyra Mensah Stock current World Champion wrestler is on her way to Tokyo Olympics. This year she dominated by winning golds at Pan American Games, Pan American Championships, Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin, and Dan Kolov International Championship. She is ranked number 1 in US at 68 kilos. And to top that all off she won the United World Wrestlin…
 
Olga Harvey, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer at the Women's Sports Foundation on how WSF is handling a new reality of social distancing and how they are pivoting plans to stay focused on their mission of enabling all girls and women to reach their potential in sports and life. Olga is a native of Moscow, Russia. She received a Business degree fro…
 
Physical therapist, coach, strength trainer Tracy Fober talks body weight training and movement based fitness. Training at home doesn’t mean limiting athletic development. Tracy’s methods can be used to great effect even once we all can train wherever we want again. Tracy owns Iron Maven Performance Health, in Park City, Utah. She worked with US Sk…
 
Katie Nageotte, one of the top American pole vaulters, currently ranked 4th in the world, so also one of the best in the world explains how she’s training during Covid-19 and what her plans are going forward now that Olympics are postponed. In 2017 she started training with coach Brad Walker and has been making incredible gains for the past several…
 
Sarah Kelleher is a high performance coach and strategic consultant supporting individuals, teams, and organizations to flourish. She is Associate Consultant Team Coach at Leading Edge, a performance coaching company. Sarah has been involved in high performance coaching at the international level for over eight years currently in her sixth cycle as…
 
Lucinda Brand professional Dutch road and cyclocross cyclist on coronavirus in March 2020, training with uncertainly, Olympics, and the past cyclocross season. She has been a profressional rider for eleven years. On the road she’s won four Dutch National Championships, GP de Plouay-Bretagne, three stages in the Giro d’Italia Femminile, and the Worl…
 
Patricia Destine, now a middle school coach at Row New York started in Row New York as a high schooler, still rows, kickboxes, and is working towards a career as Youth Development Personal Sports Specialist. She gives us a terrific insider’s view into young athletes because she’s been working with these kids for years and because at 22 she’s close …
 
Bryce Wettstein is a professional skateboarder and 2019 USA National Champion for Women's Park format. This summer will be the first time skateboarding is in the Olympics and Bryce is on Team USA Skateboarding with a shot at skating Park in Tokyo. Bryce travels a lot to compete, keeps up with school, surfs, plays volleyball, and writes songs on her…
 
Sabre fencer Dagmara Wozniak is a two time Olympian – London in 2012 and Rio in 2016, where she won a team bronze medal. After recent ankle surgery she is now actively training and competing to make the Tokyo2020 Olympic team. Dagmara is 2018 Pan Am Championship gold medalist and 2015 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist. She also speaks at schools about bod…
 
Jacqie McWilliams Commissioner of the CIAA spent nine years at the NCAA, managing NCAA championships. She was a student-athlete at Hampton University where she was a champion basketball and volleyball player. Jacqie earned a BA in Psychology from Hampton University and a Masters degree in Sports Management and Administration from Temple University.…
 
Kate Burt, PhD, RD Shelly Debiasse, PhD, RD On this first episode of Season 3, we talk with two members of our DD Community: Drs. Kate Burt and Shelly Debiasse. They, along with their colleague Dr. Zubaida Qamar have launched a new project called #InclusiveDietetics, a group on Facebook aimed to increase the awareness about the lack of diversity in…
 
Christina Vassallo, curator and arts administrator, just named Executive Director of Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Christina is also an avid cyclist with Type 1 diabetes. For the past six years she’s been the ED of Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. This Fast Track consists of excerpts about her diabetes, bike commuting, and bike tour…
 
Katie Visco ran across Australia. 2200 miles, more than three months, a marathon plus each day. Her husband Henley Phillips pedaled a bicycle loaded up with 350 pounds of gear, food, and water making it the first ever bicycle-supported transcontinental run across any country. In 2009, Katie became the 2nd youngest and 13th woman to run across Ameri…
 
Laura Moretti Reece, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics currently part of the Female Athlete Program and Sports Medicine/ Orthopedics Team at Boston Children's Hospital specializes in sports performance-based nutrition, treating low energy availability, disordered eating, and eating disorders in athletes. She works with Olympic and profession…
 
Competitive Strongman and Strength Coach Hannah Jennings has been active in the weight room since high school, competes in both Powerlifting and Strongman events and holds multiple state and a world records. She is also a coach helping women get stronger and building their self belief so they can also start living their strongest life. We talk bein…
 
Lilah Thompson, high school sophomore volley standout discovered volleyball only about a year ago. She has absolutely found her sport and shines at it! She is the only sophomore on her school’s Varsity volleyball team and plays for Avidity Volleyball Club on the top-level team for her age group. She has been recognized with the Most Improved Award …
 
Hannah Stodel, 3 time World Champion, 4 times Paralympian. Hannah was born without a lower right arm. At 15 she started competing with her eyes on the Paralympics and now she is preparing for the Vendee Globe, and incredible, solo around the world race. Hannah talks about love of sailing, confidence, her studied preparations for the Vendee, and uni…
 
Jessica Berman, Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the National Lacrosse League, first woman to hold the title of Deputy Commissioner at any professional sports league in North America and now highest-ranking woman in men’s professional sports leagues. She shares great stuff on emerging sports leagues, big caree…
 
Lia Neal, Olympic swimmer, Stanford grad, now pro competing in International Swimming League. Lia won bronze and silver medals in the 4x100 freestyle relays at the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games, was first woman of Black descent to swim an Olympic final for the US and won a gold medal at the Junior World Championships. She shares stories of training, sw…
 
Cheryl Cooky, associate professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Purdue University, expert in gendered media representations of sport talks in depth about low quantity and quality of sports media coverage of women. She covers Olympics, World Cup Soccer, Caster Semenya, and what sports tells us about culture. Hear …
 
Lisa Keller cancer survivor, coach, and triathlete owns Multisport Training of Alaska, coaching for triathletes, is General Manager of Running Free Alaska, coaches at Hiland prison in Anchorage. She’s a founding board member of the Alaska Run for Women, winner of the Gold Nugget Triathlon and the Eagle River Triathlon and is a two-time Alaska Triat…
 
Danielle Williams, Skydiver, Founder and Senior Editor of the blogging platform Melanin Base Camp Founder of Diversify Outdoors, and Co-Founder of Team Blackstar Skydivers. She’s currently producing a short film about black Canadian climbing prodigy Sabrina Chapman. We talk mothers, diversity, story telling, and community. Hear Her Sports is long-f…
 
Julie Pedalino bike builder with passion for ornament fancy lugs steel bikes talks importance of bike fit. Hear how small changes make a bike difference for comfort and riding fun. Hear Her Sports Fast Track are short topical conversations with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.…
 
Can you tell we’re excited about the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo aka FNCE? As the final hours tick away the Diversify Dietetics co-founders talk about where DD will be during the 4 day conference, what their most looking forward to and notable events that you don’t want to miss. FNCE Schedule at a Glance Diversity and Cultural Competence…
 
Are you a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? The Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Similar to the current demographics of the dietetics profession, the leadership within the Academy is not particularly diverse but many are paving the way for that to change. In 2015 the Academy released i…
 
76 year old triathlete Sibyl Jacobson 2-time ITU Triathlon World Champion, 2-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion shares her stories about competing as an older athlete, training, Title IX, sports she did as a kid, starting her athletic career as a 61 year old, and aging. She seeks things that frighten and challenge her, wants to continue competing int…
 
Did you first fall in love with nutrition because you were an athlete in high school or college? Or maybe while you were training for a marathon? Lots of folks make their way to dietetics because of their own experience with learning more about nutrition to support their fitness goals. Some RDstoBE and even RDs in other areas of practice are curiou…
 
Feed Me the Facts was created not only to help navigate the dietetic educational pathway through the lens of diverse students, practitioners and educators but also to lift up stories for us by us. Yes, we are part of a larger group of people of color but each of our experiences are unique and should be shared if we want them to be. This weeks podca…
 
Dawn Scott, USA Soccer’s Women’s National Team High Performance Coach covers her work incorporating science of menstrual cycles with training, what her days are like training with the team, extreme importance of strength training, the upcoming packed schedule for the USA soccer players, and how you can take advantage of everything she’s learned in …
 
Let’s face it, when you’re on the nutrition educational pathway it can sometimes feel like your options are RDN or bust, but we don’t just need diverse dietitians we need diverse nutrition professionals across the board. Today’s Feed Me the Facts guest is here to tell you there’s more than one way to excel in the field of nutrition even without the…
 
Motocross Racer and filmmaker Eline Mets is the first woman in Canada to jump her dirt bike onto an airbag, a motocross champion, and is the creator of Diaries of Badass Chicks. She won grant money from the Telus Storyhive Web Series and made the TV show’s pilot. Eline is bringing women in motorcross to mainstream. We get into being taken seriously…
 
If we had a penny for every time an RDN complained that we don’t get paid as much as other allied health disciplines… The idea that low pay is a given if you want to work in dietetics is also sometimes the reason why students of color decide to pursue other pathways besides dietetics, so it was a topic we definitely wanted to discuss! Some people b…
 
On this episode of Feed Me the Facts, we talk with a dynamic mentor/preceptor/leader in the field of nutrition, Jerlyn Jones. She talks with us about what it takes to be a mentor both formally and informally and how her duty to give back to the future of dietetics has positioned her to be an impactful mentor in the field.…
 
As a military wife in a new city, a mother,a first generation college student and #rd2be, Darah Matos jumped into the Diversify Dietetics pilot mentor program feet first and made a splash! On this episode of Feed Me the Facts, Darah shares how she made the mentor program experience her own and talks about the process and perks of having a mentor.…
 
Matt Frakes was not exactly what you would call an ideal dietetics student. In this episode, Tamara talks to Matt about his journey to becoming an RDN. His obstacles included being a first-generation college student, low ACT scores and a poor GPA in his first semester of college. These obstacles are, unfortunately, not uncommon to many students of …
 
Candice Jones, MEd, RD, LD, CDE, FAND We’ve seen the letters DTR/NDTR but what exactly do they mean? What is the job outlook for a Dietetic Technician and how is the process similar or different from becoming an RDN? Dietetic Technicians (DTR/NDTR), as our guest Candice Jones describes, are the Watson to the RD’s Sherlock Holmes, the Robin to Batma…
 
Bobsledder, Elana Meyers Taylor 4 time World Champion, 3 time Olympic medalist, and 2015 World Cup Champion, first woman to compete on US National Team with men as a 4-man bobsled pilot, and president of the Women’s Sports Foundation joins podcast this week. We talk about why competing in the 4-man bobsled is so important, big long term goals!, ins…
 
Felisha Legette-Jack, University of Buffalo Women’s Basketball Head Coach. She cares about all her players long after college career ends. We talk about Hanna Hall’s video about struggling with anorexia, overcoming fear, lifting up all women, and coaching. At U Buffalo, Coach Jack has 143 wins, 2 MAC Championships, 4 postseason appearances, the 1st…
 
Haylie McCleney professional softball player, member of USA Softball Team, 4-Time All-American from University of Alabama, strength coach at Florida A&M 2-time world champion and 2017 Pan-American Games Silver Medalist. Softball is back in the Olympics and she is working 24/7 to make that Tokyo2020 roster. Our topics include weight training for eve…
 
Nam is a first generation Tibetan-American, cyclo-tourer, nature enthusiast, and budding travel writer. Through environmental activism, climate change, and reducing use of fossil fuels she started bike commuting everywhere. She now rides her bicycle full time and advocates for more gender and racial diversity within the outdoors industries. Nam is …
 
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