Conversation 96: The Story, Journey and Passion of Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
“Education is communication. This is why I love doing communication coaching, media training, speaker training and any kind of nutrition communications training for dietitians. We’re all communicators because we’re educators. There are ways to take your skills to the next level and to hone those skills by being more compelling, concise and to be a better you by elevating the visibility and image of a dietitian, while helping the public get credible information.” - Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
Today’s conversation is with Melissa Joy Dobbins, also known as the Guilt-Free RD®, who has a passion for education through good communication of sound science, smart nutrition and good food.
When I transitioned from a clinical dietitian to a retail dietitian, there was a very new and unknown aspect of my job I was completely unfamiliar with and that was media. I remember when I learned I was going to provide nutrition communications via television, radio and newspaper articles, I about fell over. As I got into doing more with media, I also stumbled upon a few videos of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson and I started watching more of her work to learn more. We then connected through Midwest Dairy a few years later and I truly have been a fan ever since, following her great work and resources she provides dietitians. Her Sound Bites Podcast inspired me to start my own and I feel extremely lucky to be able to have had this conversation with her.
Please enjoy my conversation with Melissa.
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