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Diversifying Dietetics w/ Tamara Melton

And we’re back! We’re kicking off the new season with a very special guest joining us…Tamara Melton. Tamara Melton is an RDN and the co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

She’s been practicing as a dietitian for over a decade. She also works for Morrison Healthcare as the Director of Health Informatics and teaches nutrition at Georgia State University. Today we’re talking with Tamara about the importance of diversifying the nutrition and wellness space, and also about her experiences as a black woman within the field of nutrition.

 

In this episode, we’ll talk about:

  • Tamara’s experience being a black woman in the nutrition & wellness world 
  • How to educate people about food and culture ways that are effective
  • The importance of cultural representation through food 
  • The inspiration behind Diversify Dietetics

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6 Comments on Diversifying Dietetics w/ Tamara Melton

  1. Gwynne Toney
    August 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm (4 months ago)

    I’m so grateful for you both for providing this healthy eating/living podcast that I’ve listened to since its inception. Because of you I’ve started working with a nutritionist & trainer; something I’ve thought about for years but have put off. Your encouragement & positivity has been a blessing

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 30, 2018 at 1:20 pm (4 months ago)

      Omg that’s so sweet! So grateful to hear that our work has helped you in making changes. Thank you so much for stopping by <3

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  2. Michelle Urena
    September 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm (3 months ago)

    You’re podcast is so Unique and special! I especially am grateful and praise this episode of the foodheavenshow podcast because of the professional and educational input of minority registered dietitians that highlight the importance of cultural competence in health & wellness! As a first time listener and Dominican dietetic Intern, I was mind blown to learn about Diversify Dietetics and wish I could hug the founders for pioneering the platform for students of color! Keep it up, looking forward to what the podcast has in store!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      September 5, 2018 at 9:34 pm (3 months ago)

      Omg thanks for listening Michelle! Glad you enjoyed the episode, and can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you’re going to be going as a dietitian!!

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  3. Patricia
    September 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm (3 months ago)

    Such a wonderful episode! The passion that Tamara Melton has about diversifying the field of dietetics is palatable…pun intended!

    Thank to both of you for this podcast…you all are a breath of fresh air. You make focusing on improving my nutrition and that of my family less overwhelming and attainable. Please keep up the good work. Peace and blessings!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      September 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm (3 months ago)

      thank you so much for stopping by! Tamara is amazingggg and we’re so inspired by her work. It was such a treat having her on

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