28. Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN, of Vanderbilt University on Nutrition & Food Fads


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Today we’re chatting with Jamie Pope, Sloane’s nutrition professor from Vanderbilt! Jamie Pope is an award-winning Instructor of Nutrition at VUSN. She holds a Master of Science degree in nutrition science, and works in the areas of obesity research, weight management, health promotion, and heart disease prevention. Beyond the classroom, she adapted her popular Vanderbilt courses to produce the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for introductory nutrition, attracting more than 175,000 students worldwide. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and served as media representative for the Tennessee Dietetic Association, during which time she was named as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the Nashville District.

She is currently chair-elect for AND’s Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals practice group. Earlier in her career, Jamie co-authored several lay books, such as The T-Factor Fat Gram Counter, which spent over three years on the New York Times best-seller list. She has authored or contributed to numerous other scientific and popular press publications.

We also talk about:

  • How to find authentic and true nutrition information
  • The “low fat” craze
  • Is intermittent fasting a good idea? How about the keto diet?
  • Tracking your food
  • Healthful living in college

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