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DishWithDina

By Dina R. D'Alessandro, RDN, CDN

Helping people embrace and develop new relationships with food.
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049. Dishing with Dr. Arunima Bera, ICU Pediatrician and Wellness Advocate
049. Dishing with Dr. Arunima Bera, ICU Pediatrician and Wellness Advocate
Dr. Bera and Dina dish about dismantling the barriers in access to medical care through education and advocacy, the limitations of nutrition education between physicians and patients, and the vilification of cultural foods. Dr. Arunima Bera is a pediatric ICU physician, working in an underserved area of central California at Valley Children's Hospital. She first attended medical school in Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, then did her pediatric residency at the University of Buffalo, followed by a fellowship in pediatric critical care at UCLA-Mattel Children's Hospital. In her personal time, Dr. Bera loves singing, learning new forms of dancing, and connecting with like-minded people. You can follow Dr. Bera on her Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/nimanotes.md/). DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this podcast is to entertain, educate, and inform, but it is not to be taken as medical advice. Please seek prompt, qualified medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician or health practitioner before starting a new fitness regimen, herbal therapy, or other self-directed treatment. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
56:48
November 29, 2022
048. Dishing with Angelica Pizzonia, Brooklynite and Baker
048. Dishing with Angelica Pizzonia, Brooklynite and Baker
Angelica and Dina dish about their Italian backgrounds, being in business for themselves, and the science of baking. Angelica Pizzonia is an Italian-American who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and has been interested in the baking arts since she was 14 years old. She runs a successful online business, She’s Baking Cookies (https://shesbakingcookies.wixsite.com/she-s-baking-cookies), that started when she began making desserts for family and friends at the start of the pandemic, and through the encouragement of her grandfather. She marries her love of baking with her comedic side in wanting to make people laugh and promotes her business through quirky, goofy Instagram Reels at http://instagram.com/shesbakingcookies. Mentioned in this episode is the "Pictures with Santa" event taking place on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 12-5pm at the American Legion Post (located at 6801 Cooper Ave, Glendale, NY) where Angelica will be among the vendors onsite selling handmade crafts, snacks, and beverages. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
35:14
November 22, 2022
047. Dishing with Beryl Krinsky, Entrepreneur and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
047. Dishing with Beryl Krinsky, Entrepreneur and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Beryl and Dina dish about their childhood food experiences, being fearless entrepreneurs, and their roles as mentors in the dietetics profession. Beryl Krinsky is the Founder of B.Komplete (https://bkomplete.com/), a corporate wellness firm that offers a variety of onsite and virtual services for companies to enable their employees the tools they need to better manage their health conditions and to achieve optimal wellness, and the Komplete Business Dietetic Internship (https://kbdinternship.com/), a program that provides direction, support, organization, management, research, development, and education to future Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Beryl herself is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and entrepreneur with a Master of Science in Food Science and a Master of Business Administration in Food Marketing. She volunteers for the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a State Media Representative, and for Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as a Dietetic Educational Program Reviewer. Beryl is passionate about living a healthy and balanced lifestyle and loves yoga, walking, hiking, biking, cooking, meditation, spending time outdoors, and always learning. Find and follow Beryl's companies on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bkomplete/ and https://www.instagram.com/kbdinternship/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
48:43
November 15, 2022
046. Dishing with Karyn Ross, Award-winning Author and Kind Leader
046. Dishing with Karyn Ross, Award-winning Author and Kind Leader
Karyn and Dina dish about their commitments to creating a kinder, better world and finding their personal and professional purposes in life. Karyn Ross is an award-winning author, artist, TEDx speaker, internationally recognized consultant, and coach. She is also the owner of Karyn Ross Consulting and The New School for Kind Leaders, and the Founder and President of The Love and Kindness Project Foundation, a registered public charity and grass-roots movement, spreading kindness person to person around the world. Listeners can enter a giveaway to receive a FREE copy of Karyn's newest book, The Kind Leader: A Practical Guide to Eliminating Fear, Creating Trust and Leading with Kindness. Winner will be chosen at random on November 23, 2022. Visit https://www.instagram.com/dishwithdina/ for details on how to enter giveaway. Connect with Karyn through her website (https://www.kindleadership.org/), on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/the_kind_leader/), or TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@karynkindness). If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
51:54
November 13, 2022
045. Dishing with Linda Rietmann, Career Changer and Health Coach
045. Dishing with Linda Rietmann, Career Changer and Health Coach
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: disordered eating, self harm Linda and Dina dish about their New Jersey upbringings, emotional eating, and starting new chapters in their lives. Linda Rietmann has changed careers as often as she's changed her clothes. She graduated Montclair State University with a degree in sociology, then went onto Stockton University where she earned her teaching certificate, followed by teaching second grade for a short period. In 2018, Linda graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (https://www.integrativenutrition.com/). She currently manages Stretch Zone in Barnegat, NJ (https://www.stretchzone.com/locations/barnegat/) while revamping her business, Balance Health Coaching, LLC. She is recently divorced after 25 years, loving her new life, and growing and healing every day. You can check out Linda's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BalanceHealthCoachingNJ.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
55:47
November 05, 2022
044. Dishing with Dasha Hardin, Business Owner, Air Force Veteran & Registered Dietitian
044. Dishing with Dasha Hardin, Business Owner, Air Force Veteran & Registered Dietitian
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: eating disorders, weight Dina and Dasha compare stories about growing up in different immigrant households, discuss venturing private practice, and their thresholds for spicy foods. At the time of this recording, Dasha Hardin was a dietetic intern with Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship who wrapping up the last week of her internship, but she's since passed her national exam and is officially a Registered Dietitian! Dasha lives in Augusta, GA and works at a local hospital. She recently launched Broad Wellness, where she provides virtual and in-person nutrition counseling with an anti-diet, weight inclusive approach to help her clients peel back the layers of what nourishment means to them and re-navigate their relationship with food. Born in Ukraine, Dasha came to the United States at 7 years old and grew up exposed to a mix of different cuisines as a child. She can be found across most social media platforms as @wellnessisbroad. You can also check out Dasha's website at https://broadwellnessgroup.com/. Mentioned in this episode: Learn more about Intuitive Eating here. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
50:34
October 25, 2022
043. Dishing with Andishe Farahmand, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Tutor Extraordinaire
043. Dishing with Andishe Farahmand, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Tutor Extraordinaire
Andishe and Dina share their love of education, their experiences with being bullied in childhood, and strategies to overcome stress and anxiety when taking an exam. Andishe Farahmand is a passionate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with an MPH degree, based out of California. Her own personal struggles with taking the national dietetics exam led her to develop resources to help her tutor students in a fun and easy way. Andishe has had more than 1,000 dietetic interns who have passed their exam through her individual classes, her A-Z Series, or her 1:1 tutoring. Check out Andishe's services on her website, https://www.passthedietitianexam.com/. You can also follow her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/passthedietitianexam/) and join her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/passthedietitianexam/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
40:46
October 18, 2022
042. Dishing with Tera Naset, Foodie, Registered Dietitian, and Mom
042. Dishing with Tera Naset, Foodie, Registered Dietitian, and Mom
Tera and Dina chat about the joys of road tripping, discovering foods and flavors from all over the country, and taking time to sit down and eat a meal with loved ones. Tera Naset, MS, RD, CDCES earned a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University and has worked in strategy and operations consulting. Tera has spent years in her role as a clinical dietitian working with adults suffering from chronic conditions and metabolic diseases that stem from insulin resistant (like diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome). Tera and her husband John love to shop for, cook, and eat amazing food. They are raising two healthy little foodies of their own, Madeleine and Francis. You can find Tera at https://www.teranasetnutrition.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/tera.naset.nutrition/. Tera's book, Healthy Little Foodie, can be found on Amazon. Also mentioned in this episode: · RD2RD Marketplace (https://rd2rd.com/) · Weston A. Price Nutrition Conference (https://www.wisetraditions.org/) If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
54:29
October 15, 2022
041. Dishing with Alison Wong, Writer and Food Anthropologist
041. Dishing with Alison Wong, Writer and Food Anthropologist
Alison and Dina discuss relationships with their grandparents, seasonal foods across the globe, and the power of the written word. Alison Wong is a food anthropologist who holds an MA in anthropology of food from SOAS University of London, and a BS from Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College in NYC. As a writer, she examines her experiences with Chinese-American identity politics and her relationship with her heritage and food. She currently lives in London and New York and has recently published a food autoethnographical piece titled, “Mirroring Ngin Ngin” in The Children of the People. Listeners can enter a giveaway to receive a FREE copy of the book. Winner will be chosen at random on October 28, 2022. Visit https://www.instagram.com/dishwithdina/ for details on how to enter giveaway. You can find Alison on Twitter at https://twitter.com/woalison. Also mentioned in this episode: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Learn more here: https://juliacameronlive.com/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
35:44
October 05, 2022
040. Season 3: A Dozen Dishes
040. Season 3: A Dozen Dishes
Dina reflects on another dozen interviews and recaps guest interviews from Season 3. Stay tuned for Season 4 coming September 2022! To learn more about Dina, visit http://www.dishwithdina.com/ or follow @dishwithdina on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and most other social media platforms. Send comments and questions to info@dishwithdina.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
02:53
August 09, 2022
039. Dishing with Karen Bukolt, Registered Dietitian and Wellness Consultant
039. Dishing with Karen Bukolt, Registered Dietitian and Wellness Consultant
Dina and Karen share memories of holiday gatherings and discuss how to meet clients where they're at. Karen Bukolt, MS, RDN, CDN is an innovative and organized nutrition and wellness professional based out of New York City. Karen provides wellness coaching for individuals and groups who are looking to create harmony in their lives, whether it be their physical, emotional, or spiritual health. She also conducts virtual cooking demos and webinars that you can find on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/EpicureNutrition. Learn more about Karen at https://www.epicurenutrition.net/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/epicurenutrition/, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EpicureNutri. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
48:06
August 02, 2022
038. Dishing with Amber Trejo, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and Owner of Naked Wellness
038. Dishing with Amber Trejo, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and Owner of Naked Wellness
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: body weight loss and gain Amber dishes about experimenting with recipes and flavors from other cultures, the pros and cons of social media, and her own specialized brand within the dietetics field. Amber Trejo is a personal trainer and second career Registered Dietitian. She holds a Master’s Degree in nutrition and human performance and lives in NYC. She runs her own wellness consulting company, Naked Wellness, where she helps her clients find healthy and sustainable approaches to nutrition as well as strength and empowerment through weightlifting and boxing. Learn more about Amber at https://nakedwellness.us/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/_nakedwellness_/. FYI: To clarify some things Amber mentioned in this episode, please see the following articles: (1) Food Color and Autism: A Meta-Analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32006369/; (2) “Yoga mat” chemical azodicarbonamide in food https://www.fda.gov/food/food-additives-petitions/azodicarbonamide-ada-frequently-asked-questions. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
58:33
July 19, 2022
037. Dishing with Tara Foos, Diabetes Business Specialist and Food Enthusiast
037. Dishing with Tara Foos, Diabetes Business Specialist and Food Enthusiast
Tara and Dina dish about growing up in immigrant households, their relationships with picky eaters, and their own food preferences. Tara Foos grew up on Long Island, NY. Her mother is from Northern Ireland and her father is Italian. She holds an MBA in management and has worked for a pharmaceutical company for 17 years. Tara is an enthusiastic cook who loves to make meals for her two small children and her one enormous husband. Connect with Tara on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/klugmans_girl/ and learn more about the Ellyn Satter Institute (discussed in this episode) at https://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support.
46:33
July 12, 2022
036. Dishing with Kathryn Ahuja, Physical Therapist and Pelvic Rehabilitation Certified Practitioner
036. Dishing with Kathryn Ahuja, Physical Therapist and Pelvic Rehabilitation Certified Practitioner
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: eating disorders, sexual health Kathryn dishes with Dina the sensitive topics of eating disorders and body image in the dance and entertainment industry and goes deep into the anatomy and physiology of pelvic floor health.  Kathryn Ahuja's first career was as a dancer and musical theatre performer before deciding to pursue a career with greater stability, following in the footsteps of her parents who are both physical therapists. While they have the same professional title, the work Kathryn does is very different from her parents, as she is specialized as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Certified Practitioner, a distinction held by less than 30 physical therapists in the tristate area of NY, NJ, and CT. Kathryn is also a certified yoga teacher and a yoga teacher trainer. Learn more about Kathryn at https://www.kathrynahuja.com/ or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kathrynahuja_dpt/). If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
56:44
February 08, 2022
035. BONUS: Getting to the Heart of Gut Health | Q&A with Juhi Bhambhaney
035. BONUS: Getting to the Heart of Gut Health | Q&A with Juhi Bhambhaney
This is a bonus episode taken from a live interview conducted during the DishWithDina #MadeWithLove Wellness Retreat in December 2021 where Dina spoke with Registered Dietitian Juhi Bhambhaney. Juhi shares her background and expertise as a gut health dietitian as well as her own experience dealing with gut issues. You can view the video recording on Dina's YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/UljGDzMXos8. Juhi Bhambhaney is an accredited practicing dietitian from Sydney, Australia. She specializes in gut health and weight management and is very passionate about helping her clients achieve sustainable results. Connect with Juhi on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/soulfulldietitian/ and learn more about her services at https://linktr.ee/soulfulldietitian. Resource mentioned in this episode: Monash University's Low FODMAP Diet for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): https://www.monashfodmap.com/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
37:20
January 11, 2022
034. Dishing with Melanie Betz and Jen Hernandez, Kidney Dietitians
034. Dishing with Melanie Betz and Jen Hernandez, Kidney Dietitians
Melanie, Jen, and Dina dish about the ever-changing world of kidney health and provide some guidance about empowering you—whether you are a patient or a nutrition student—to ask the right questions during your doctor’s visit and gain some insight into this specialty. Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG is a renal dietitian who focuses on kidney stones, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Melanie grew up in rural Michigan and went to Michigan State for her undergraduate degree before moving to Chicago where she completed her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and dietetic internship at Rush University. She currently provides outpatient nutrition counseling for nephrology patients and dabbles in research projects at the University of Chicago. Melanie also has a blog and loves to cook, try new restaurants and foods, do yoga, and spend time with friends and family. You can find Melanie at https://www.thekidneydietitian.org and on social media: https://www.instagram.com/the.kidney.dietitian/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/thekidneyrd (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/thekidneyrd (Facebook), and https://www.pinterest.com/thekidneydietitian/ (Pinterest). Jen Hernandez, RDN, CSR, LDN is a Registered Dietitian (RD), board-certified in renal nutrition. She's been in the renal field since very early in her RD career in dialysis. With a husband in the military, moving every few years, Jen's knowledge and experience has grown in different areas of renal nutrition including several dialysis clinics and modalities as well as kidney screenings and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) nutrition coaching with the National Kidney Foundation. She and her husband are currently living on the island of Oahu, Hawaii where they enjoy spending time at the beach, hiking through the mountains, and taking their lab Lucy wherever possible. Learn more about Jen at https://www.plantpoweredkidneys.com/, or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/plant.powered.kidneys/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/plantpoweredkidneys). If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
46:49
January 04, 2022
033. BONUS: Eating Disorders and Asian-American Culture | Q&A with Erin & Trisha
033. BONUS: Eating Disorders and Asian-American Culture | Q&A with Erin & Trisha
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: eating disorders This is a bonus episode taken from a live interview conducted during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) in February 2021 where Dina spoke with Erin and Trisha, two Asian-American women who shared their personal stories and experiences, not just with their own eating disorders, but with the cultural juxtaposition of growing up in a society that honors slimmer bodies. You can view the video recording on Dina's YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/fJF-icKOg0w Connect with Erin and Trisha on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/vegfulworld/ and https://www.instagram.com/trishasalbum/, respectively. Resources mentioned in the interview: National Eating Disorders Association: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ Diversify Dietetics: https://www.diversifydietetics.org/ #inclusivedietetics Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/InclusiveDietetics/ Balance Treatment Center: https://balancedtx.com/ The Renfrew Center: https://renfrewcenter.com/ Intuitive Eating: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/ HAES: https://haescommunity.com/ Community Center Shanghai: https://www.communitycentershanghai.com/ If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
01:10:16
May 01, 2021
032. Dishing with Craig Rothman, College Lab Technician and Sustainable Food Advocate
032. Dishing with Craig Rothman, College Lab Technician and Sustainable Food Advocate
Craig and Dina chat about an ideal world where compassion and sustainability co-exist, and share their thoughts about the revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Craig Rothman is the College Lab Technician at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. He has been in the food industry for 10 years and was a former history major before officially pursuing a degree in nutrition. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
58:14
April 27, 2021
031. Dishing with Karen Mountjoy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Picky Eater Specialist
031. Dishing with Karen Mountjoy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Picky Eater Specialist
Karen and Dina share stories about being members of The Clean Plate Club, the benefits of self-disclosure in client counseling, and the successes and challenges involved in working with a younger population. Karen Mountjoy is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in pediatric nutrition and practices in Portsmouth, NH. She also holds a master’s degree in Education, and previously taught as a Special Education teacher. Karen's mission is to reduce parent’s fears, worries, or stress so that they feel more comfortable and confident feeding their child and helping them to thrive. Karen volunteers her time at Gather’s Pantry Market (https://www.gathernh.org/campaign-1), providing healthy food staples and meals for people in need, and also holds workshops where she educates on topics like picky toddlers and childhood eating disorders. Learn more about the resources discussed in this episode at https://www.myplate.gov/life-stages/kids and https://www.chopchopfamily.org/. You can connect with Karen at https://coastalfamilynutrition.com/, https://www.instagram.com/coastalfamilynutrition/, and https://www.facebook.com/CoastalFamilyNutrition/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
51:53
April 20, 2021
030. Dishing with Gogi Grewal, Public Health Nutritionist
030. Dishing with Gogi Grewal, Public Health Nutritionist
Gogi and Dina dish about their first-generation food memories and the role politics plays in national and international food supplies. Gogi Grewal (MS, MPH) is a public health nutritionist who has been working with the World Bank and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development in Nepal for the last few years on evaluation of projects that integrate agriculture and nutrition interventions with the goal of improving the livelihoods and nutrition outcomes of small-holder farmers in rural areas. Gogi is a first-generation Indian-Canadian born and raised in British Columbia, by parents who immigrated from Punjab in the early 1980s and brought their rich food culture with them! You can connect with Gogi at https://www.instagram.com/gogiwankenobi/. And check out the oldie, but goodie of a video we made back in the day (which seems to be even more relevant these days): https://youtu.be/B2kWAJ-cn-4 If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
51:45
April 06, 2021
029. Dishing with Kelli Yates, Registered Dietitian and Migraine Specialist
029. Dishing with Kelli Yates, Registered Dietitian and Migraine Specialist
Dina and Kelli discuss the gut-brain connection and specialty nutrition approaches for people living with migraine. Kelli Yates, RDN, CLT is a private practice dietitian, nutrition writer, and creator of The Migraine Society. Kelli specializes in helping her clients navigate the connection between migraine and gut health and has lived with migraine herself for over two decades. Her passion is empowering migraineurs with straightforward, evidence-based information so they can become their own biggest advocate for excellent health care. Kelli currently lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three kitties. Learn more about Kelli at https://kelliyatesnutrition.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.migraine.dietitian/. You can also reach out to Kelli at themigrainedietitian@gmail.com.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
36:51
March 30, 2021
028. Dishing with Yasmeen Coaxum, ESL/EFL Instructor, World Traveler, and BFF
028. Dishing with Yasmeen Coaxum, ESL/EFL Instructor, World Traveler, and BFF
Yasmeen and Dina dish about the evolution of their friendship and take a cultural culinary tour around the globe. Yasmeen Coaxum is from New York City and has traveled to places like Japan, Turkey, Germany, and Spain teaching English to kindergarteners, university students, and business executives. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Language Acquisition and enjoys meeting people from all over the world who add interesting, new perspectives to her life. Yasmeen specializes in instruction and curriculum development in Business English and English for Academic Purposes at the university level. She is a free spirit and dynamic speaker! When not working or traveling, Yasmeen loves to cook vegetarian meals, read personal and professional development books, and listen to inspiring podcasts. She also stays in mental and physical shape with her regular yoga practice. Connect with Yasmeen at https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasmeen-coaxum-b4b24a78/, https://www.facebook.com/yasmeen.coaxum, and https://www.beia-englishschool.com/. Check out our podcast, The Empowerment Session at https://open.spotify.com/show/73pX8YtoynYGc6jHVgvYSE, and learn more about Hal Elrod's "Miracle Morning" here: https://halelrod.com/6-minute-miracle-morning/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
01:11:42
March 07, 2021
027. Season 2: A Dozen Dishes
027. Season 2: A Dozen Dishes
Dina reflects on another dozen interviews and recaps guest interviews from Season 2. Stay tuned for Season 3 coming late January 2021! To learn more about Dina, visit http://www.dishwithdina.com/ or follow Dina on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and as @dishwithdina on most other social media platforms. Send comments and questions to info@dishwithdina.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
01:41
January 05, 2021
026. Dishing with Shemelkhay Murdakhayev, Health Consultant and Registered Dietitian
026. Dishing with Shemelkhay Murdakhayev, Health Consultant and Registered Dietitian
Shemel and Dina dish about the journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian, the relationship between psychology and nutrition, and their thoughts on standardized tests. Shemelkhay Murdakhayev is a newly Registered Dietitian who also works as a Health Consultant with the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center. Shemel was born in Uzbekistan, but grew up in New York City where he promotes a balance between proper dietary habits and adequate exercise for overall wellness and a greater quality of life. You can connect with Shemel at https://www.instagram.com/shemelmurdak/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
01:04:45
January 01, 2021
025. Dishing with Sokhita Sok, Food Creator and Director of Design
025. Dishing with Sokhita Sok, Food Creator and Director of Design
Sokhita and Dina chat about food in their formative years and taking chances in life. Sokhita Sok received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition from Lehman College in 2019. She went on to work in a variety of fields, from fundraising to opening her own food business to being a health center nutritionist to designing kitchens. You can find Sokhita at https://www.instagram.com/cambodiannow/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/sokhitasok/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
56:48
December 23, 2020
024. Dishing with Miguel Alemar, Sports Nutritionist and Strength Coach
024. Dishing with Miguel Alemar, Sports Nutritionist and Strength Coach
Dina and Miguel dish about their earliest kitchen memories and dining in department stores, and geek out over nutrition research. Miguel Alemar started his career in IT programming, applications, and network engineering. He then ventured into health and fitness as part of his own wellness journey and is now a certified strength coach and personal trainer with a growing business helping others meet their own goals. He plans to continue pursuing advanced degrees in nutrition and enjoys research coursework. You can find and follow Miguel at https://www.instagram.com/strengthguy1/, https://twitter.com/strengthguy, and https://www.facebook.com/miguel.alemar. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
50:13
December 15, 2020
023. Dishing with Shyanne Washington, Farmer and Food Justice Advocate
023. Dishing with Shyanne Washington, Farmer and Food Justice Advocate
Dina and Shyanne share their stories and concerns about food justice, food access, and land sovereignty. Shyanne Washington holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and is a student at the Farm School of NYC (http://www.farmschoolnyc.org/) where she is learning transferable skills to fulfill her purpose of filling the gap in the current food system of underserved communities. Learn more about Shyanne at https://www.instagram.com/shyanne_raynee/ and https://www.instagram.com/thebronxfarmers/, and about Black Farmers & Urban Growers at https://www.blackurbangrowers.org/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
50:12
December 01, 2020
022. Dishing with Melanie Wong, Dietitian and Cook
022. Dishing with Melanie Wong, Dietitian and Cook
Dina and Melanie discuss the history of the Chinese immigrant, their current pursuits in the dietetics profession, and the future of sustainable food systems. Melanie Wong, MA, RDN is a dietitian and cook leveraging food and nutrition knowledge with culinary skills to help people foster healthy relationships with food and their health. She is a firm believer in enjoying food and understanding how it got on your plate. When she is not eating, thinking, or writing about food you can find her dancing or tending to her garden. Find Melanie online at www.melonpassioncooks.com or https://www.instagram.com/melonpassion/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
57:06
November 24, 2020
021. Dishing with Diana Rodriguez, Registered Dietitian and Confidence Builder
021. Dishing with Diana Rodriguez, Registered Dietitian and Confidence Builder
Diana and Dina dish about gender roles in the kitchen and on the playground, cultural influences on body image, and paving a path of freedom and acceptance for future generations. Diana Rodriguez holds a Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics and is the founder of Latinanutritionist, based in New York City. She is a Registered and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist con raices Dominicanas who knows the importance of food in her culture. She combines her personal experiences and professional background to create unique wellness and nutrition programs for Latina women that maximizes their potential in achieving a sustainable lifestyle and doesn’t deprive them of their favorite foods. Visit https://www.instagram.com/latinanutritionist/ and https://www.tiktok.com/@latinanutritionist to learn more about Diana and click through her links on https://latinanutritionist.contactin.bio/ where you can download some freebies and other great resources. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9.
58:09
November 17, 2020
020. Dishing with Desiree Vecchio, Senior Editor and Picky Eater
020. Dishing with Desiree Vecchio, Senior Editor and Picky Eater
Desiree and Dina discuss the phenomenon that is Trader Joe’s, list the foods they love to hate, and reminisce about their restaurant experiences. Desiree Vecchio lives in New York City where she is a senior editor for audiobooks at a major publishing house. She's also a reader, knitter, runner, and future Jeopardy champion. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
46:30
November 10, 2020
019. Dishing with Caylee Clay, Autoimmune Coach and Author
019. Dishing with Caylee Clay, Autoimmune Coach and Author
In this episode, Caylee shares her work and personal history on what the nutrition world has to offer to those who suffer from psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases as she prepares to publish her first book, How to Gain Control of Your Psoriasis with Diet and Lifestyle Changes. Growing up, Caylee was primarily exposed to ultra-processed foods with questionable ingredients. As a result, she suffered from chronic headaches and stomach aches that finally were relieved once she changed her diet. Caylee Clay is a nationally credentialed Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, as well as a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She completed her postgraduate Dietetic Internship at Hunter College and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. Caylee has studied under leaders in the health & nutrition world, including completing an independent study & graduate work with Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics. She is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. When she isn't cooking old favorite recipes or discovering new ones, Caylee loves to spend her spare time hiking, gardening, and biking. Learn more about Caylee at https://www.eatyerveggies.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/eat_yer_veggies/. You can also read her farmers market blog post on the DishWithDina website here: https://dishwithdina.com/2017/06/20/10-steps-to-shopping-at-your-local-nyc-farmers-market/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
59:14
November 03, 2020
018. Dishing with Hal Miller, Movement Coach
018. Dishing with Hal Miller, Movement Coach
Hal and Dina trade stories about being held hostage at the family dinner table, recognizing their own strengths and weaknesses, and finding their true potential in a like-minded community. Hal Miller is a personal trainer and movement coach who loves helping his clients find their path to fitness. After dealing with some personal struggles early in life, Hal began to make a lot of changes starting with bike riding and weight training where he ultimately found encouragement, support, and the gift of seeing that he had a talent for fitness. You can connect with Hal at https://www.instagram.com/independencefitcoach/ and https://www.independencefitcoach.com/ as well as his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGORYYHyhQQq6QOJ25LtmQ. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
48:05
October 27, 2020
017. Dishing with Rebecca Scott, Sustainability Advocate and Global Adventurer
017. Dishing with Rebecca Scott, Sustainability Advocate and Global Adventurer
Dina and Rebecca discuss indigenous food efforts, plant-based diets for autoimmune support, and the diverse culture within New York City. Rebecca Scott is the founder of Sustainable Snacks, a Bronx-based natural foods company on a mission to promote public health through better snacking. After being diagnosed with lupus and making changes to her own diet, Rebecca sought to work with hundreds of clients to help them improve their health outcomes through food and nutrition modifications. Rebecca now promotes plant-based eating through the snacks she creates, her community efforts with Bronx Health REACH, and as part of the #Not62 Campaign for a Healthy Bronx. You can learn more about Rebecca and Sustainable Snacks at https://sustainablesnacks.co/, https://www.instagram.com/sussnacks/, https://twitter.com/sussnacks, and https://www.facebook.com/SustainbleSnacks.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
46:03
October 20, 2020
016. Dishing with Anyi Rodriguez, Dietetics Student and Future Dietitian
016. Dishing with Anyi Rodriguez, Dietetics Student and Future Dietitian
Anyi and Dina talk about fad diets, body positivity, and cultural sensitivity. Anyi Rodriguez is a dietetics student on the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian. She enjoys making the most of her time at home by hosting virtual dinner parties with friends and family. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
33:15
October 13, 2020
015. Dishing with Sonia Ahuja, Registered Dietitian and Fitness Enthusiast
015. Dishing with Sonia Ahuja, Registered Dietitian and Fitness Enthusiast
In this episode, Sonia and Dina talk about about what it means to prioritize their health, maintaining an open mind when it comes to science, and paving their own paths in the field of dietetics. Sonia Ahuja is a Registered Dietitian (RD) who grew up in a South Asian household learning Ayurvedic concepts about food and classical homeopathy. She was introduced to weightlifting and physical fitness at a young age which influenced her personal choices over the years, including finding a profession that encompassed the very things she loved for herself. Sonia has a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Nutrition, and is extremely interested in functional and integrative approaches to nutrition and medicine. You can connect with Sonia on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniaahuja12/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
52:46
October 06, 2020
014. Season 1: A Dozen Dishes
014. Season 1: A Dozen Dishes
Dina reflects on a dozen interviews and the guests from Season 1. Stay tuned for Season 2 coming October 2020! To learn more about Dina, visit http://www.dishwithdina.com/ or follow Dina on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and as @dishwithdina on most other social media platforms. Send comments and questions to info@dishwithdina.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
02:18
September 08, 2020
013. Dishing with Jason Birnbaum, Sleep Specialist and Sourdough Bread Maker
013. Dishing with Jason Birnbaum, Sleep Specialist and Sourdough Bread Maker
Jason and Dina trade stories about family dinners, finding a life balance during a pandemic, and recognizing the struggle with sleep disorders. Jason Birnbaum has had an ever-evolving career path: he was a PhD candidate in psychology/sleep disorders, with a dozen years of experience treating sleep/wake disorders through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). He also taught psychology at Brooklyn College and was a fellow at the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. He then went onto become a television and film producer for 10 years, and is now selling life insurance when he's not exploring his inner chef. Feel free to reach out to Jason at https://www.facebook.com/jmbirnbaum and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmbirnbaum/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
52:34
September 01, 2020
012. Dishing with Melinda Saldivar, Student and Social Worker-to-be
012. Dishing with Melinda Saldivar, Student and Social Worker-to-be
Melinda and Dina discuss everything from Mexican food and tofu to mental health and therapy. Melinda Saldivar is a student at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. She is currently pursuing a degree in English Education for Middle & High School and her long-term goal is to become a social worker. Melinda hopes to make a difference in someone's life by destigmatizing depression and letting people know they're not alone. She's found crocheting and painting to be useful coping methods in her own journey with depression. You can check out Melinda's creative works at https://www.instagram.com/artdonebymel/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
42:19
August 25, 2020
011. Dishing with Maurice Whyte, Cancer Survivor and Vegan Athlete
011. Dishing with Maurice Whyte, Cancer Survivor and Vegan Athlete
Dina and Maurice discuss living an authentic life and connecting with people through health, wellness, and fitness. Maurice Whyte was born and raised in Jamaica, and now lives in Queens, New York. As a former student-athlete, he took the college track and field and soccer worlds by storm. He has a BA in Multimedia Journalism and runs a thriving fitness and apparel brand while working towards a certification as a Strengthening and Conditioning Coach. You can find inspiration on Maurice's online platforms at https://www.instagram.com/zionfit1021/ and https://www.instagram.com/zfit1021_apparel/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
47:51
August 18, 2020
010. Dishing with Anne Elizabeth, Retail and Media Registered Dietitian
010. Dishing with Anne Elizabeth, Retail and Media Registered Dietitian
Anne and Dina bond over living off the land, making friends in the virtual space, and “embracing the hell yeah”. Anne Elizabeth has been a Registered Dietitian for nearly two decades. She has held multiple executive positions with the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Anne's passions lie in writing, speaking, wellness and, of course, food. Her creative and inspirational outlets are her Embrace the Hell Yeah! blog (which you can check out at http://annecundiffrd.blogspot.com/) and her podcast, Conversations with Anne Elizabeth (https://www.anneelizabethrd.com/podcast). Anne graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Iowa State University for her dietetic internship. She is a daughter, a sister, a godmother, a horrible golfer, a BFF, and a skin-care-obsessed, music-loving, hardworking woman. You can follow Anne on all of her social media platforms: https://www.instagram.com/anneelizabethrd/, https://twitter.com/AnneElizabethRD, and https://www.pinterest.com/anneelizabethrd/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
45:14
August 11, 2020
009. Dishing with Susan Juray, Runner and Clinical Dietitian
009. Dishing with Susan Juray, Runner and Clinical Dietitian
Dina and Susan discuss family recipes, fueling, and following their dreams. Susan Juray became interested in nutrition after her sister was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. What started off as researching ways to help her sister manage her chronic condition through food and nutrition became a call-to-arms within the field of dietetics. Susan went on to obtain her MS at Hunter College in NYC and completed her Dietetic Internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Susan is currently a clinical dietitian covering the medical and surgical ICU due to COVID-19 response, but her long-term goal as Registered Dietitian is to obtain certifications in both diabetes education and sports dietetics. Susan is an avid a runner (she ran her first marathon in 2018) and a member of SCAN (https://www.scandpg.org/home) who loves learning about food and nutrition modifications to improve athletic performance and recovery. Check out Susan's Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/run_on_nutrition. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
40:03
August 04, 2020
008. Dishing with Meredith Price, Plant-based Dietitian
008. Dishing with Meredith Price, Plant-based Dietitian
Dina and Meredith discuss being second-career dietitians, life as adjunct lecturers, and transitioning to a plant-based diet. Meredith Price, MS, RDN, CDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) based out of Brooklyn, NY. She is a second-career dietitian with a BA in film production from Emerson College and several years of experience working as a freelance advertising producer prior to studying nutrition. Meredith received her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Drexel University where she also gained experience in research and teaching. After working as a retail dietitian, corporate wellness Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Manager at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Meredith launched her private practice, Priceless Nutrition & Wellness. Her specialties are prenatal, postpartum, pediatric, and plant-based nutrition, inspired by her own experience as a mother and seeing how great a role nutrition plays in these stages of life. Meredith resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, son, and 2 cats. When she’s not working, Meredith enjoys cooking plant-based meals, playing with her son, riding her bicycle, exploring art museums and galleries, visiting new restaurants and coffee shops, and practicing yoga. Check out Meredith's website (https://www.pricelessrd.com/) and follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.plantbased.dietitian/. You can also connect with the other great plant-based professionals Meredith mentions in this episode: https://www.instagram.com/phxvegandietitian/; https://www.instagram.com/okanagannutrition/; https://www.instagram.com/drpamela.rd/; https://www.instagram.com/taylorwolframrd/; https://www.instagram.com/angelaw_nutrition/; https://www.instagram.com/plant_proof/; and https://www.instagram.com/theplantbasedmd/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
53:54
July 28, 2020
007. Dishing with Diana Franco, Publishing Publicist and Lifelong New Yorker
007. Dishing with Diana Franco, Publishing Publicist and Lifelong New Yorker
In this episode, Diana and Dina dish about friendships and careers that have spanned the decades, how to build the perfect lasagna, and the role of media in modern times. Diana Franco graduated from NYU with a BA in English with a Psychology minor, and from Columbia University with an MA in American Studies. She's worked in publishing for the past 15 years as a publicist and is a lifelong New Yorker who loves hiking and finding new discoveries throughout her city every day. You can learn more about Diana on Instagram at either https://www.instagram.com/ladydianafranco/ (her personal page) or https://www.instagram.com/ladydistyled/, her new lifestyle account. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
01:10:17
July 21, 2020
006. Dishing with McKenzie Caldwell, HAES®/Intuitive Eating Dietitian
006. Dishing with McKenzie Caldwell, HAES®/Intuitive Eating Dietitian
In this episode, McKenzie and Dina dish about bonding over baking, body image issues, and the intuitive eating approach to nutrition counseling. McKenzie Caldwell, MPH, RDN is a registered dietitian and owner of the Charlotte, NC-based private practice, Feed Your Zest Nutrition & Wellness where she specializes in nutrition therapy for hypothalamic amenorrhea, pregnancy, diabetes, and eating disorders using a weight inclusive approach. McKenzie empowers her clients to look beyond food as they move towards thriving through intuitive eating. McKenzie attended Cornell University for her BS in Nutritional Sciences and completed her Master of Public Health & Dietetic Internship at UNC Chapel Hill, where she also completed additional training in Maternal & Child Health and Developmental Disabilities. Creating resources, teaching students, and training dietetic interns as a preceptor energizes her and gives her hope for the future of weight inclusive health care. You can visit McKenzie's website at https://www.feedyourzest.com/ and follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/feedyourzest/. To learn more about McKenzie's course on Intuitive Eating and HAES for dietitians and nutrition students, check out https://nourish-your-knowledge.teachable.com/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
37:48
July 14, 2020
005. Dishing with Dana Wiltshire, Vegan-Vegetarian and Citizen of the World
005. Dishing with Dana Wiltshire, Vegan-Vegetarian and Citizen of the World
Dana and Dina talk about homemade meals, honoring your true self, and finding a space to thrive. Dana Wiltshire is a second-degree undergraduate student at CUNY-Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, where she majors in Political Science and hopes to build a career abroad as a lawyer someday. Hailing from Barbados, Dana is also an activist and considers herself to be a citizen of the world. You can find and follow Dana on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rohaniistruth/ and https://www.instagram.com/theepencilpusher/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
01:11:28
July 07, 2020
004. Dishing with Adam Ross, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
004. Dishing with Adam Ross, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
In this episode, Adam and Dina discuss the secrets to success: simplicity, consistency, and compassion. Adam Ross is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), personal trainer, and a former Division 1 and professional Ice Hockey player. Adam is certified in sports nutrition from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and holds on-campus dietitian roles at St. John’s University, SUNY Purchase, SUNY College at Old Westbury, and LIU Post. Adam also provides results-driven nutrition coaching through his own private practice, AR Nutrition. You can find and follow Adam on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/adam_ross_rd/ or on his website https://www.arnutrition.net/. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
58:03
June 30, 2020
003. Dishing with Limor Tabib, Dietetic Intern and Recipe Developer
003. Dishing with Limor Tabib, Dietetic Intern and Recipe Developer
Limor and Dina talk about growing up in an immigrant household, learning about food freedom, and living a life of positivity. Limor Tabib is a recent graduate from Penn State University where she earned a B.S. in Nutritional Science. She'll be pursuing a dietetic internship and master’s degree with LIU Post in Fall 2020. Limor enjoys travel, cooking, baking, and recipe development. You can find and follow her at https://www.instagram.com/tasteandtravel/. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
52:48
June 23, 2020
002. Dishing with Stephanie Shane, Doctor of Physical Therapy
002. Dishing with Stephanie Shane, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dina and Stephanie discuss school sports, recovering from injuries, and the importance in moving our bodies. Dr. Stephanie Shane specializes in caring for the busy New Yorker in her practice, House of Physical Therapy, a boutique medical office. Athletes, office workers, weekend warriors, and new moms receive a high level of personal treatment from Dr. Shane who has also developed close relationships with fitness instructors, personal trainers, and healthcare providers in NYC to connect the entire wellness cycle. Dr. Shane is a graduate from Stony Brook University. With a background in both Biology and Psychology, she has developed a strong appreciation for the mind-body dichotomy and views wellness from a whole body perspective. She is enthusiastic about working with orthopedic and sport related injuries and has taken continuing education courses in Manual Therapy, Kinesiotaping, Neuromuscular Re-education, and Return to Sport following ACL reconstruction. You can find and follow Dr. Shane at www.houseofphysicaltherapy.com/ and www.instagram.com/houseofphysicaltherapy/. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
55:24
June 16, 2020
001. Let's Dish!
001. Let's Dish!
Meet your host, Dina R. D'Alessandro, MS, RDN, and learn more about what to expect in the episodes to come. Visit dishwithdina.com or follow @dishwithdina on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and most other social media platforms. Send comments and questions to info@dishwithdina.com. Dina is a Registered Dietitian and dedicated nutrition professional with over 20 years of experience in the culinary, corporate, and healthcare industries. She holds a BA in Communication and an MS in Nutrition. She is the founder of DishWithDina, a virtual platform where she is committed to helping people embrace and develop new relationships with food. Dina runs a part-time private practice where her specialties include high-risk prenatal counseling, diabetes prevention, and chronic disease management. She is also an independent contractor with a variety of community and corporate wellness organizations throughout New York City. As a former event planner and project manager, Dina acknowledges and appreciates that there is no one eating plan, fitness regimen, daily routine, or productivity program that suits everyone. While her approach is rooted in science-based evidence, she also considers other aspects of her clients’ lives such as stress, sleep, and physical activity. Dina spends time guiding, counseling, and customizing strategies for her clients to meet their health and wellness goals in a realistic and achievable way. Dina is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Greater New York Dietetic Association. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition from CUNY-Lehman College where she is also an adjunct lecturer of undergraduate and graduate nutrition studies. Dina lives in the East Village (New York City) with her cat and "husfriend" of over 18 years. She is perpetually exhausted. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://anchor.fm/dishwithdina/support
14:09
May 26, 2020