Heather Caplan, RDN

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Equity Fund RD Real Talk Patreons contribute exclusively to the payment of Q&A co-hosts for their time and energy. This Equity Fund will help provide compensation to those who identify as BIPOC or other marginalized identities, to align with RDRT social justice values. If you learn something new from these episodes, this is a great way to pay it forward. This tier will also be provided with bonus content from these Q&A episodes!
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Anti-diet and anti-racist dietitians interested in social justice, keeping it real with you. 
Hosted by Heather Caplan RD

The RD Real Talk podcast is here to share conversations with fellow dietitians and allied health professionals about how we can disrupt and dismantle diet culture, and the systems of oppression that uphold it (e.g. weight-normative care). Episodes feature folks who are not nutrition bots, don't try to portray an image of perfection in our eating or our health, and are honest with you about how and why most (weight-loss, elimination, detox, fad, oppressive, etc.) diets don't work. Topics of discussion include anti-diet work, anti-racism in anti-diet work, dismantling healthism, and supporting body autonomy. And there is a zero tolerance policy for weight stigma or other forms of oppression. 

We're not afraid to get political, because bodies and health are politicized. 

By SUPPORTING the RD Real Talk podcast via this Patreon page, you are contributing to: 
  • changing the norms in podcasting (a FREE medium for consuming information and learning), 
  • helping to financially support the RD Real Talk team (editor, marketing contractor, host) and offset the cost of production (both time and paid technology services such as Libsyn), 
  • and the equity fund for paying co-hosts of the show, who come on to share their knowledge and expertise when we do Q&A episodes
EVERY RDRT Patreon Tier contributes to equity payment for Q&A cohosts of the show. Additionally, altogether, tiers help sustain RDRT production costs (including co-host payment). 

If you listen to the show and enjoy the real talk banter, please consider giving just $1 per episode (you can, of course, choose to give more)!

BONUS: Here in the RD Real Talk Patreon Community, we have semi-regular hangouts via Zoom, so I can see you, meet you, hear your real talk moments, and discuss the podcast topics of the month! 

If this isn't accessible for you, another way you can show support is by leaving a review on the show's Apple Podcast page.

For a taste of RD Real Talk, check out the latest episode

THANK YOU, for listening, reading, and sticking with us! 

With gratitude, 

Heather Caplan RD
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