Feed That Nation

Feed That Nation

By Natalie Nation
Hi, I'm Natalie Nation (AKA "That" Nation). I'm a dietetic intern, a masters of public health student, I have ADD/ADHD, and I LOVE mac and cheese!

Healthcare students (or any student out there who is interested in health!) are important to me! I make content to connect with you, bring you information, share my story and my struggles, and most importantly, I am here to LEARN, just like you!

Join me on your favorite podcast platform every Wednesday to talk about healthcare student truths, college and grad school advice, nutrition hot takes, and whatever else I can come up with!
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Self Care for College Students + My Self Care Journey || Feed That Nation
Did you know, sometimes self care means doing your homework and NOT watching Netflix? In this episode, I'm talking all about my self care journey as a college student. I used to struggle with self care because I felt like I was bad at it, when in reality, I didn't understand that self care meant making INTENTIONAL choices to take care of myself. My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me: Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
25:17
July 8, 2020
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COLLEGE ROOMMATE: Finding A Roommate You Can Live With || Feed That Nation
College roommates...undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the college world! In this episode, I'm talking all my best tips for choosing a college roommate!    Your roommate is someone you share space with! You don't have to love your roommate or be BFFs with them, but finding someone you can jive with is so important! It's all about knowing yourself and knowing what YOU need in order to feel comfortable in your own space.    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.   Follow Me:   Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation  Blog: feedthatnation.com Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation  Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation   Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library   The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
18:51
July 1, 2020
Why I QUIT My College RA Job (Mental Health Story Time)
I was a college RA, and I quit after one semester. It wasn't the job for me, and I had to crash and burn in order to figure it out. In this podcast, I am telling my story: why I became an RA, why I quit, and what I learned.   My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.  Follow Me:   Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation  Blog: feedthatnation.com  Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation  Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation  Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library  The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
22:27
June 24, 2020
Your College GPA Does NOT MATTER (Kinda...) || Feed That Nation
3.3, 2.7, 4.0?  In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm talking about your college GPA and how it does not matter nearly as much as you think it does. I'm talking about GPA when you are applying to jobs, getting into grad school, and of course, your GPA being related to your worth as a person (spoiler alert, GPA has nothing to do with your worth!!!) My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
15:06
June 17, 2020
SHOULD YOU TAKE SUMMER COLLEGE COURSES? Pros and Cons || Feed That Nation
Should you take summer college courses? Let's talk about it! Quarantine has changed school for all of us. A lot of students are trying to fill their summer with something other than their really cool internship or summer residency. Should you take summer college courses? In this podcast, I am talking pros and cons of summer school, different types of summer classes, and more! My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
12:20
May 27, 2020
THE TRUTH ABOUT MY COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE || Feed That Nation
I'm talking about my college study abroad experience today! I traveled to South Africa and Namibia and it was the experience of a lifetime...but I'm learning to tell the truth: I really struggled with anxiety while I was abroad and most of the time I was there, I was truly miserable and wanting to come home!    That's been hard for me to admit, because it feels like every other student I've met who has studied abroad has LOVED every second of their experience, and I didn't love mine the same way. But I'm learning that my experience, the positive and the negative, is MY experience and I have nothing to be ashamed of!    The South Africa/Namibia blog series is hidden and I haven't found it yet! Will include the link once I do.  Most recent podcast episode: https://youtu.be/4uTRc4eXI1c Most recent vlog: https://youtu.be/43U4ng3pPQ0 Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and grad school issues, healthcare student advice, nutrition hot takes, and more, from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.   Follow Me:   Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation  Blog: feedthatnation.com  Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation   Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library   The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
29:25
May 20, 2020
WHY HEALTHCARE STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE || Feed That Nation
Learning a second (3rd, 7th, 10th!) language is an incredible skill for healthcare students to have! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm discussing a bunch of reasons why college students should learn a second language AND sharing a little bit of my 2nd language skills with you!  I use my 2nd language, American Sign Language, in the first few minutes of the video version of this episode. If you're curious, I'd encourage you to check that out here: https://youtu.be/4uTRc4eXI1c Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and grad school issues, healthcare student advice, nutrition hot takes, and more, from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
21:06
May 13, 2020
Healthcare Student IMPOSTER SYNDROME and Trusting Yourself || Feed That Nation
I've felt it, you've felt it, we've all felt it at one point or another: Imposter Syndrome! As a healthcare student, there is so much placed on our shoulders and so many expectations that it's easy to forget that we are students and that we are allowed to make mistakes as we learn and grow. And my interesting grad school admission experience aside (video below), we didn't get to be where we are today by accident--we are capable and smart and full of potential! We are where we are ON PURPOSE! Mentioned in this video:  Grad School Admissions Screwed up: https://youtu.be/TnVq6PQ9U7s Healthcare student burnout advice: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-things-college-professors-do-that-need-to-stop-feed/id1444763352?i=1000473154110 My most recent podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthcare-student-burnout-advice-you-are-not-alone/id1444763352?i=1000458023632 My most recent vlog: https://youtu.be/7c6zuwi3e8s Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and grad school issues, healthcare student advice, nutrition hot takes, and more, from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
16:38
May 6, 2020
5 THINGS COLLEGE PROFESSORS DO THAT NEED TO STOP || Feed That Nation
In today's podcast, I'm calling out 5 things professors do that need to stop!  Not to say I'm a professional student, but I've been in school a while. The way a professor teaches a class and the way they communicate with their students can definitely MAKE or BREAK a semester. I'm talking about 5 things professors do that definitely do NOT help students have a good learning experience, as well as discussing a little bit about behind the scenes academia and my desire to eventually become a college professor.  My views and opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my current or past educational institutions.  While I talk about a lot of smaller teaching quirks, there is a bigger issue that I do not address in this video: when professors abuse their power to manipulate or harass students, or when professors create or support unsafe or hostile classroom or research environments. This is obviously something that should never happen, but sometimes does. If you have a professor who is behaving inappropriately, treating you or other students poorly, or otherwise creating a hostile and uncomfortable learning environment, you have every right to SPEAK UP! There are many avenues that you can follow to share your thoughts and give feedback, or report misconduct anonymously without fear of retribution. My most recent podcast, "What Retail Can Teach You: College Student Resume Tips": https://youtu.be/TNmP5ActHCY My most recent vlog, "No More All-Nighters: My Biggest College Homework Hack": https://youtu.be/va0ThCQopKY Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and grad school issues, healthcare student advice, nutrition hot takes, and more, from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
18:07
April 30, 2020
WHAT RETAIL CAN TEACH YOU: COLLEGE STUDENT RESUME TIPS || Feed That Nation
What retail can teach you, and how to showcase your retail job experience on your resume!  Reality check: A lot of college students work jobs in retail. These jobs can be convenient, reliable, and they provide needed income! No shame! However, many jobs and grad programs are looking for unpaid internship hours and volunteering, which not every student can afford to prioritize.  In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm talking about how to showcase your retail experience as a college student, especially when your retail job has NOTHING to do with your intended career, because retail job experience is VALUABLE! Here's how to show your future employers just how much of a rock star you are!  Mentioned in this episode: "HOW TO NAIL YOUR COVER LETTER TO GET YOUR DREAM JOB || Feed That Nation" https://youtu.be/YbAwNToQhhI List of sample interview questions: https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/10-common-interview-questions/ List of resume buzzwords: https://www.themuse.com/advice/185-powerful-verbs-that-will-make-your-resume-awesome Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and grad school issues, healthcare student advice, nutrition hot takes, and more from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
15:37
April 22, 2020
STRUGGLING WITH ONLINE CLASSES AS A GRAD STUDENT: QUARANTINE TRANSITION || Feed That Nation
Today, I'm talking all about the struggles of being an online graduate student during COVID-19. Was I an online student before a few months ago? No! Has it been crazy, strange, and kinda...sucky? Yes!    My masters of public health and dietetic internship have been moved online until further notice. I'm uncomfortable and unsure, and wanting to share about my experience with you, as well as a bit of advice that I'm hoping will help you right now.   You, my fellow healthcare classmates, whether you are in my cohort or halfway around the world, are not alone! We are all working through this together! NOTE: Since the date I recorded this video, several logistics regarding my coursework, internships, etc., have been changed. The plan is still to complete all coursework and required hours and my cohort is still on-track to graduate on time.  Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and grad school issues, healthcare student advice, nutrition hot takes, and more, from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, done that. Follow Me: Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
20:17
April 15, 2020
NUTRITION TOXICITY AND INFORMATION OVERLOAD || Feed That Nation
Is there a such thing as nutrition overload? Can studying nutrition be toxic for you? Yes, it can! I'm happy to take the time to unpack my thoughts today: I LOVE nutrition, but I've had to learn to compartmentalize and find the balance of learning to enjoy my field of study and pursue my passions...while also taking time away from learning to enjoy other aspects of my life.  This episode briefly discusses body image/eating disorders/disordered eating. If this will make you uncomfortable, go ahead and watch one of my other videos instead!  Mentioned in this podcast: Party in my Plants Podcast episode 117, "Becoming more chill around food": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/117-becoming-more-chill-around-food-not-going-nuts/id1173220211?i=1000423895810 Feed That Nation, "Nutrition Student Talks Food and Nutrition Privilege": https://youtu.be/rCxtjM21ydM Feed That Nation is a place to explore health-care, nutrition, and college student life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
16:17
April 8, 2020
ARE YOU OVERPAYING AT TARGET?? I Went To Every Target in Minneapolis || Feed That Nation
I went to 5 different Target stores in Minneapolis with the same grocery list, and every store's items had different prices! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I discuss my Target adventures and show you the real cost of my grocery list at each of the 5 stores. I also talk about reasons WHY Target might charge $4 for a bag of apples at one store and $5.60 for the same bag of apples at another store (no, really!), and share my thoughts on food security, equity, and fiscal practices.  I visited these Target stores on February 8, 2020, several weeks before social distancing and shelter-at-home orders were placed on Minnesota residents.  This video was not sponsored. Discussed in this video: My grocery list, my price collection data, and my neighborhood demographics can all be viewed here: www.feedthatnation.com/adventures-1/are-you-overpaying-at-target Price Gouging is illegal in Minnesota, report it here: https://www.ag.state.mn.us/office/complaint.asp Podcast "Which Grocery Store Is The Cheapest?": https://youtu.be/HB-Ehit8T0M Podcast, "Food Insecurity in College Students, part 1": https://youtu.be/f8Jrgu2eqn4 Podcast: "Food Insecurity in College Students, part 2": https://youtu.be/rgNkfBvaQ_s Feed That Nation is a place to explore health-care, nutrition, and college student life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation/ Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
22:02
April 2, 2020
COOKING AND EATING WITH YOUR ROOMMATES || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation
Wrapping up National Nutrition Month by talking about something EVERY college student navigates: eating, shopping, and cooking when you live with roommates. Featuring my husband Paul and I discussing several of our past  college roommate experiences (and maybe throwing a little shade...), pros and cons, our BEST tips for having a better experience, and some random college living advice.  Other Videos in my National Nutrition Month Series! Shopping, Cooking, and Eating When You Live Alone: https://youtu.be/WoQuCUZ3mhI Dorm Room Grocery Shopping Do's and Don'ts: https://youtu.be/6-fYp7ERuCY College Dining Hall Hacks: https://youtu.be/6dzFmOevoeY Feed That Nation is a place to explore health-care, nutrition, and college student life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns
21:39
March 27, 2020
COOKING AND EATING WHEN YOU LIVE ALONE || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation
How to cook and eat when you live alone for the first time??? Continuing with my National Nutrition Month series where I'm talking all about eating well as a college student. In today's video, I'm giving my best tips and tricks for when you're living alone and having to cook for yourself. I give tips for menu planning, meal prepping, grocery shopping, and food safety. Check it out!  Mentioned in this episode:  Crave Nutrition RD Podcast, "Eat Well Together -- Meal Prep with Casey Seidan" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/4-eat-well-together-meal-prep-with-casey-seiden/id1493152695?i=1000465261947 My SAMPLE grocery list can be found here: www.feedthatnation.com/adventures-1/sample-grocery-list-and-other-notes Other episodes in this series "Nutrition Student Talks Dorm Room Grocery Shopping Do's and Don'ts" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-fYp7ERuCY "Nutrition Student Talks College Dining Hall Hacks" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dzFmOevoeY Feed That Nation is a place to explore health-care, nutrition, and college student life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
23:16
March 27, 2020
DORM FOOD DO'S AND DON'TS || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation
Ah, college. Where the pressure to take care of yourself and succeed at school and life meets the system of shoebox-sized dorms and mini-fridges that prevent many college students from cooking and preparing food easily. In today's video, I'm talking all about grocery shopping and eating in a dorm room! I'm talking the challenges, do's and don'ts of getting the most out of your limited space, and my tips for making the dorm life work for you and YOUR health. This is the second video in my March 2020 series on all things college nutrition!  My most recent video:  Dining Hall Hacks: https://youtu.be/6dzFmOevoeY Feed That Nation is a place to explore health-care, nutrition, and college student life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: https://instagram.com/feedthatnation/ Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
25:01
March 27, 2020
MY TIPS FOR EATING IN YOUR COLLEGE CAFETERIA || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation
This month I'm taking a deep-dive into all things COLLEGE FOOD! All through March (National Nutrition Month!), I'll be discussing different aspects of eating well as a college student. This week's topic? Dining Hall Hacks--talking about college dining halls, meal plans, and more.  Feed That Nation is a place to explore health-care, nutrition, and college student life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: @feedthatnation, instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
23:51
March 27, 2020
TIPS FOR EMAILING YOUR PROFESSORS: HOW TO GET A RESPONSE || Feed That Nation
As a graduate student, I send and receive WAY too many emails from my university every single day, and most of them disappear into the void, never to be read or responded to. In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm breaking down my best tips for sending emails the right way--to get you the answers you need from the people you need them from!   Feed That Nation is a place to explore health, nutrition, and college life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn about nutrition, health, and college life hacks from a real-life health-care student who has been there, eaten that.   Follow Me:   Instagram: @feedthatnation http://instagram.com/feedthatnation Blog: http://feedthatnation.com/ Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation   Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library   The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
20:17
February 5, 2020
My LEAST FAVORITE Fad Diets || Feed That Nation
Fad diets are everywhere! They are trendy, they seem like magic answers to all of our insecurities, famous celebrities are promoting them. Some fad diets are better than others...but most of them are pretty bad! In this podcast episode, I'm breaking down my least favorite fad diets and why I dislike them so much. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of bad science! ***This podcast contains discussion about body weight, calories, and dieting. If this is uncomfortable for you, I won't be offended if you choose to watch some of my other videos instead!*** Resources I mentioned in this episode: 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/10-principles-of-intuitive-eating/ Clinical Management of Intermittent Fasting in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6521152/ Feed That Nation is a place to explore health, nutrition, and college life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation. I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn about nutrition, health, and college life hacks from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/feedthatnation/ Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: "Delight", Dee-Yan Key The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
31:44
January 22, 2020
There Are CHEMICALS In My Food??? Talking About Food Additives
Talking all about food additives: what they are, what they do, and why the heck they're in (almost) everything we eat! This podcast episode features discussion about some of the most common food additives, as well as techniques for finding reliable, evidence-based sources to decide for yourself which food additives you want to consume.  Food and Drug Administration GRAS webpage: https://www.fda.gov/food/food-ingredients-packaging/generally-recognized-safe-gras Feed That Nation is a place to explore health, nutrition, and college life from the perspective of me, Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student who loves to talk and never stops asking questions. Join me every Wednesday in videos and podcasts to learn about nutrition, health, and college life hacks from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that. Follow Me:  Instagram: @feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation Music: "Crimson Fly", Youtube Audio Library The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.
26:23
January 8, 2020
DID YOU CHOOSE THE WRONG MAJOR?? Advice For College Students || Feed That Nation
Why do we place so much pressure on 18 year olds to know EXACTLY what they want to do for the rest of their lives, and to pursue an expensive college degree based on that decision immediately after high school graduation? It feels like this sets up a huge number of students to feel like they are failing when they realize that their field of study (again, chosen under pressure at a young age!) isn't actually what they want to be doing for the rest of their life.  But this is not failure! I promise! In today's podcast, I'm talking about those realizations, what it can mean for your college career, options for changing your path, and how you can make the most of a major that you might not feel is right for you.  --  Follow me!  Instagram: @feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight" by Dee-Yan Key
21:49
December 23, 2019
WHAT DOES PROCESSED FOOD MEAN? SHOULD YOU EAT THEM??? || Feed That Nation
Spoiler Alert: All Food Is Processed Food! It feels like every instagrammer, famous person, and fitspo pinterest board talk about avoiding "processed food". But what does that even mean? Are some processed foods better than others? What are you supposed to eat??? No worries! This podcast episode gives you all those answers and MORE! I talk processed foods; everything from minimally processed fruits and vegetables all the way up to highly processed pizza and ice cream. I talk nutrition, what to look for, and why processed food really isn't that scary after all.  --- Follow me!  Instagram: @feedthatnation Blog: Feedthatnation.com --- Music: "Delight", Dee-Yan Key.
19:10
December 11, 2019
HEALTHCARE STUDENT BURNOUT ADVICE (You Are Not Alone) || Feed That Nation
Don't lie, we're all feeling it. Being a health-care student can be incredibly stressful, and students in every discipline and program are feeling overwhelmed and burned out! But guess what? It's not admitting failure to admit that you are being challenged in a program that is MEANT to be time-intensive and academically rigorous. Let's talk about why burnout and stress happens, and more importantly, how to overcome the burnout so that you can actually enjoy getting to learn about your favorite subject!  --- Follow me Instagram: @feedthatnation Blog: Feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight" by Dee-Yan Key
21:29
November 27, 2019
THE REAL NUTRITION EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST: WHO ARE THEY? || Feed That Nation
Hot take: Don't take nutrition advice from anyone who is selling you something!  There are so many people out there talking about nutrition, both experts and amateurs, and navigating the world of nutrition professionals can be daunting. Join me as I discuss different professions that can give you advice about nutrition, talk scope of practice, who you should get advice from, and break down just how complicated this topic is!  --- Follow me! Instagram: @feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com --- Music: "Delight", Dee-Yan Key
20:33
November 13, 2019
MY FAVORITE COOKBOOKS AS A COLLEGE STUDENT || Feed That Nation
This is the first episode that I've published with real live video for YouTube! So if the audio is a little funky--I'm still working on my editing skills (:  I'm talking cookbooks! Call me old-school, but I love cookbooks! It makes trying to decide what to make so much easier, everything is organized and clearly written out, and there's just something so satisfying about cooking with a book propped up in front of you, a couple of smudges or bits of flour on the pages. Catch me talking what makes a good cookbook, and a few of my favorite cookbooks and what I like about them. Cookbooks I mention:  Indian-ish, by Priya Krishna Run Fast, Eat Slow, by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky Salt Fat Acid Heat, by Samin Nosrat The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook, by Nicole Cormier The Better Homes Cookbook The Forest Feast Gatherings, by Erin Gleeson Follow Me: Instagram: @feedthatnation My blog: feedthatnation.com YouTube: Natalie Nation Music: "Delight", Dee-Yan Key
17:57
October 30, 2019
The Nutrition Starting Line and Making Change
When people find out that I study nutrition, I get hit up for advice everywhere from the dentist office to the dance floor. And that's awesome! I love having conversations with curious people. The most common question I get asked is usually along the lines of "I want to be healthy. Where do I start?"  In this episode, I talk about what I've learned about getting started with making positive lifestyle change, discuss the steps to success, and talk about what people REALLY want to know when they're asking "What should I eat?"  Follow me!  Instagram: @feedthatnation Blog: feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", by Dee-Yan Key.
26:05
October 14, 2019
Which Grocery Store Is The Cheapest?
Food is expensive! So I visited 7 grocery stories in the Twin Cities to answer the question: Where can I buy the cheapest groceries? Join me as I talk about my adventures, my findings, and some of the reasons people shop at the stores they do.  The stores I mention: Walmart, Aldi, Target, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, HyVee, and Cub Foods My "grocery list" 1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes, 1 pound organic baby carrots, 1 bag russet potatoes, 1 pound dry lentils, 1 box mac and cheese, 1 loaf "oatnut" bread, 1 package oreos, 1 roll paper towels, 1/2 gallon 1% milk, and 12oz sliced sharp cheddar cheese.  Find me!  My instagram: @feedthatnation My blog: feedthatnation.com My theme song: Delight, by Dee Yan Key. 
31:15
September 30, 2019
Dinner for Two...Hundred: What I Did This Summer
A vlog-style podcast about my summer job: Food Operations Lead and Nutrition Specialist with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. (Can it be a vlog if there's no video???). The six weeks I spent traveling, working, laughing, and crying with the same 200 people truly changed my life for the better, and I'm so happy to be able to reflect on it as I return to real life.  The Madison Scouts in action:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0bFxe-DKWg&t=2s  The Madison Scouts website: madisonscouts.org My Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation/ My website: feedthatnation.com My theme music: "Delight", Dee-Yan Key. 
26:53
August 14, 2019
Story-time: Defining Disappointment and Self-Worth
Putting this personal experience of mine into a podcast is one of the most vulnerable things that I've ever done. I didn't tell hardly anyone in my life about being nominated for commencement speaker because I was afraid of the shame of having to admit that I was not chosen. But knowing now that my self-worth is NOT defined by this or any other experiences in my life is powerful! The struggle to prove that you are "good enough" is a struggle I see in so many of my friends and peers, and I want to break the cycle! I recorded this episode back in May, and I'm almost laughing at how much change I hear in myself now compared to myself only a month ago!  Follow me: @feedthatnation, feedthatnation.com/podcast/ Music: "Delight", Dee-Yan Key. "Good-Bye", Dee-Yan Key. 
24:28
June 24, 2019
Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 2
Part two of our episode all about managing chronic illness as a young adult. Shauna, Analisa, Rose, and I continued our discussion about chronic illness. Featuring discussion (and lots of laughs) as we talk about what it's like to tell people we have a chronic illness, not wanting to be the "spokesperson" for our disease, well-meaning but ignorant strangers giving advice, navigating family, holidays, significant others, commiserating about our shared "near-death" experiences (we're so dramatic!), and our advice for other young adults facing our illnesses: seek out support when you need it, claim EVERY aspect of who you are, and don't forget to laugh at yourself once in a while.  Featured chronic conditions: Type I Diabetes, Meniere's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). If you are wanting more information about these conditions or any others, we encourage you to do research! Google will turn up a lot of reliable sources (think .org, .gov, and .edu!).   Shauna's Blog:  https://aboveallthe.wordpress.com/  Follow me @feedthatnation and feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Kee
49:15
June 10, 2019
Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 1
Part one of two of an awesome (count how many times I say "awesome" in these episodes; I was so pumped!) discussion about managing chronic illness as a young adult . Featuring three of my friends, Rose, Analisa, and Shauna, who each have their own experiences navigating the ups, and especially the downs of chronic illness and disease. Part one features an introduction to each of our chronic conditions and diagnosis stories, use of diet to manage symptoms, comparing "good" and "bad" days, how chronic conditions can affect mental and social health, feelings of guilt, shame, and self-blame, advocating for yourself, and wanting to feel normal. This episode is continued in "Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 2".  Featured chronic conditions: Type I Diabetes, Meniere's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). If you are wanting more information about these conditions or any others, we encourage you to do research! Google will turn up a lot of reliable sources (think .org, .gov, and .edu!).  Shauna's Blog:  https://aboveallthe.wordpress.com/  Follow me @feedthatnation and feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Kee
47:10
June 3, 2019
Feed That Nation: Behind-the-Scenes of Season One
I made a podcast! Let's talk about it!  Deciding to create a podcast for my senior honors project wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but it's been one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of my college career! I've gained so much confidence in my public speaking skills, along with a lot of technical knowledge about audio production and editing. There have been so many learning opportunities (mistakes!!) that have made me a better interviewer and producer along the way.  Season Two is in production and I am so excited to continue learn more about the world around me. Podcasting allows me to have amazing conversations and learn so many new things!  Please leave me a review and a 5-star rating on iTunes, if that's where you listen. When the tracking software knows that people are listening and like my podcast, they are more likely to recommend it to new listeners!   Stay tuned! The first episode of Season Two will premiere on June 3rd!  Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key
34:35
April 22, 2019
Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part 2
The second of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening, ecology projects and...BEES? Featuring a fantastic discussion about bees on a college campus, the intersection between ecology and food literacy, the role higher-ed has to play in supporting environmentally-friendly projects, and how taking one small step at a time gets you one step closer to your goals. Featuring St. Kate's Biology Lab Manager, Chris Palahniuk, and St. Kate's biology senior and bee enthusiast, Marie Olson.  Our Amazing Organizations!  St. Kate's Biology St. Kate's Bio Club Marie!  St. Kate's Community Garden Feed That Nation  Instagram Website Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key   
38:01
April 15, 2019
Promoting Food Literacy through On-Campus Agriculture, Part 1
The first of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening and agriculture projects, including talk about engaging gardeners of all ages, gardening as an educational and community-centering tool, gardening as a way to alleviate food insecurity, and links between agriculture, ecology, and spirituality. Featuring Co-director of Young Adult Spirituality with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Jennifer Tacheny.  Our Organizations! Celeste's Dream Community Garden  St. Kate's Community Garden Other Great Organizations!  Land Stewardship Project Appetite for Change Gardening Matters Feed That Nation  Instagram Website Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key 
29:35
April 8, 2019
Food Insecurity In College Students, Part 2
Episode 3B: The second episode of two discussing the topic of food insecurity in university students, featuring an exploration of one student's first-hand experiences with food insecurity while pursuing his degree. Featuring UMN senior undergraduate student, Dakota Noel.  More about UMN's Nutritious U Food Pantry: https://boynton.umn.edu/food-pantry More about the St. Kate's Food Shelf: foodshelf@stkate.edu Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key    
34:33
March 4, 2019
Food Insecurity In College Students, Part 1
Episode 3A: The first of two episodes exploring the topic of food insecurity in university students, and the role that food shelves can play in supporting students facing food insecurity issues. Featuring University of Minnesota Health Promotion Associate and Nutritious U Food Pantry Founder, Rebecca Leighton, MPH, RD.  More about UMN Nutritious U Food Pantry: https://boynton.umn.edu/food-pantry More about the St. Kate's Food Shelf: foodshelf@stkate.edu Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key  
40:01
February 25, 2019
The Truth About The Freshman 15: Part 2
Episode 2B: The second in a two-part episode all about busting myths and revealing the truth behind the Freshman 15. Featuring St. Kate's Masters of Public Health student and Residence Life Coordinator, Jessica Skjonsby.   Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key  
25:09
November 29, 2018
The Truth About The Freshman 15, Part 1
The first in a two-part episode busting myths and revealing the truth about the Freshman 15. Featuring Twin Cities area Registered Dietitian and entrepreneur, Christina Meyer-Jax. Find Christina on Twitter: @nutrition_up   Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key  
26:50
November 29, 2018
Why We Hate Vegetables, Part 2
Episode 1B: The second part of a two-part episode exploring just why people hate vegetables so much, and what they can do about it. Featuring junior undergraduate student, Jennifer Fritton.   Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key  
36:35
November 27, 2018
Why We Hate Vegetables, Part 1
Episode 1A: The first of two episodes uncovering the mystery of why people hate vegetables so much and discussion about biological and environmental determinants of taste preference. Featuring food scientist and professor, Dr. Nuala Bobowski, Ph.D.   Follow me: @feedthatnation or feedthatnation.com Music: "Delight", Dee Yan-Key  
20:52
November 27, 2018