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Wellness Glow Up Podcast

Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, Kayla chops it up with Deanna Belleny!

Deanna Belleny is a registered dietitian and public health practitioner who currently works in healthcare improvement at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care. She was raised in Texas and attended the University of Houston for her undergraduate degree, Prairie View A&M for her Dietetic Internship and University of Texas Health Science Center for her Masters in Public Health.

Deanna is also the co-founder and Director of programs for Diversify Dietetics, a non profit organization dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition and dietetics.  Deanna is passionate about helping to create system-level changes that positively impact the field as well as the health of underserved communities.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • What motivated Deanna to dive into the world of nutrition and dieticians. 
  • What exactly the difference is between dietitians, nutritionists, and health coaches. (And which is right for you!) 
  • Why shifting the stereotypes in the field of nutrition is essential to having more representation and the importance of having representation. 
  • Taking a look at foods we consider "healthy" to understand it's root in eurocentricity and why we need to dismantle these beliefs to embrace our cultural food.
  • The “basics” of nutrition.
  • And so much more!

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