Podcasts have exploded on the scene in the past few years. This past year, I started listening to them as a way to pass the time while cleaning my house. It didn’t take long before I was hooked! They’re free, frequently updated, informative and motivating. Now my playlist is full enough that I always have something to listen to while commuting, doing the dishes or taking a walk.

Some of my favourite podcasts, hosted by registered dietitians, are about making peace with food, intuitive eating and body positivity. Since having children, I have been inspired to improve my relationship with food and my body. With kids, more is often “caught than taught.” So, I am aiming to be a good role model for my family by encouraging eating competence – being self-aware, self-accepting, joyful about eating and taking good care of myself with food – rather than passing on messages around weight or the diet mentality. Here are a few podcasts that inspire me; I hope you like them too!

The Love, Food podcast

 “Say goodbye to the food police and hello to peace…this authentically engineered series is in the form of a love letter welcoming you to reconnect with food.”

 Host: Julie Duffy Dillon, RD

Running time: 30 minutes

Listen if:you are interested in a creative approach to improving your relationship with food. Each episode features a letter someone has written to food, about their relationship over the years. Then Julie, often with the help of a registered dietitian colleague, discusses the letter and writes back signing off “Love, Food.”

Start here:Episode 42 with Nancy Clark, RD

*Language warning for some episodes

Food Psych

 “Helping people make peace with food since 2013.”

 Host: Christy Harrison, RD

Running time: 60 minutes

Listen if:you want to hear a variety of perspectives on Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating and body positivity. Christy interviews inspiring people about their journey toward a better relationship with food and themselves. She is recovered from disordered eating herself, and weaves her personal story in with her professional training.

Start here:Health at Every Size

 *Language warning for some episodes

The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

 “Simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you’ll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!”

 Host: Monica Reinagel, RD

Running time: 10 minutes

Listen if:you are looking for short, evidence-based answers to your nutrition questions. Monica shares the latest research on a topic, then provides plenty of practical tips for improving your eating habits. Questions she has addressed include: Can spices help you lose weight? Which nutritional trade-offs are worth it? Does blending destroy fibre? Does science support Ayurveda?

Start here:Are These 2 Fears Leading You to Overeat?

 Nutrition Matters

 “Evidence-based, quality nutrition information about food, body image, weight and nutrition; explore what really MATTERS in the world of nutrition and health.”

 Host: Paige Smathers, RD

Running time: 60 minutes

Listen if:you want to learn more about the art and science of nutrition. Paige explores how to heal your relationship with food and your body, while aiming to use the latest science. She has a great ten-episode Body Image Series, and often talks with a guest (mainly RDs) in her episodes.

Start here:Instagram,Nutrition Trends, Social Media & Digital Detox


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Jaclyn Chute, RD

Registered Dietitian

Jaclyn (BSc, RD) is a registered dietitian and Project Manager at Dairy Farmers of Canada. She believes eating should be both nourishing and satisfying, and is passionate about helping others develop a healthy relationship with food.

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