QTD: Dietitians Dish on Dietitians

Season 4 Episode 6 of Quiet the Diet Podcast with Michelle Shapiro, RD and Shyla Cadogan, RD, LDN

Dietitians Dish on Dietitians (Lovingly) with Shyla Cadogan

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In this week’s episode of Quiet the Diet, Michelle got to chat with Shyla Cadogan, RD, LDN, a recent University of Maryland graduate and fresh dietitian, about why a radical overhaul is needed in the field of dietetics. They got into the evolving role of dietitians in public and digital spaces, challenging the normalization of processed foods, and the importance of a balanced, individualized approach to nutrition.

They discuss:

  • Shyla’s education journey in dietetics and her personal evolution away from veganism
  • Why nutrition information can be so confusing for the average consumer
  • Are dietitians promoting evidence based guidance or just opinions based on their personal experience?
  • Examination of diet culture vs. anti-diet culture and their impacts on nutrition professionals and clients
  • The role of personal experiences in shaping dietitians’ professional perspectives and biases
  • How food freedom messaging can do a disservice to those with chronic illness
  • Is teaching intuitive eating in the scope for dietitians or psychologists?
  • The influence of clinical settings on dietetic practice
  • Exploration of food accessibility, socioeconomic factors, and their influence on dietary choices
  • The impact of food marketing and corporate interests on dietary recommendations and public health
  • Why it’s imperative for dietitians to consistently expand and continue their education 
  • The potential harms of nutrition recommendations on social media based on subjective experience
  • Shyla and Michelle’s number one controversial nutrition opinions

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