Just the facts. From the experts.

Are you hungry for a source of nutrition information that empowers your food purchasing decisions? Then satisfy your appetite with Sound Bites, a source of “sound science, smart nutrition and good food” from food and nutrition expert Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE.

Melissa is a trusted food and nutrition expert, media resource, professional speaker and communications coach. Whew! Further proof that eating well really does fuel a busy life!

Sound Bites offers a front row seat to meet some incredible registered dietitian superstars who really know the ins and outs of great nutrition. And be sure to check out her blog post that highlights cryptic conversations in nutrition news, à la today it’s good for you… and tomorrow it’s something for your “do not eat” list. And here's a sneak preview of her "Grain of Salt" podcast.

What inspired you to become a blogger?

I wanted to have a stronger voice in promoting “sound science, smart nutrition and good food” - my business tagline and philosophy.

Favorite food to make?

Soups and stews. They are so comforting and nourishing.

Favorite trick of the trade when it comes to cooking/baking?

“Planned-overs” instead of leftovers - preparing enough food to freeze for future meals and snacks.

One piece of advice you would give to beginning bloggers?

Be authentic and true to yourself. Use your own “voice.”

What is the hobby you don’t get to do nearly enough?

Reading fiction books.

What’s your biggest food splurge?

A nice, oaky California Chardonnay.

Biggest food flop?

I always have a bowl of hard-boiled eggs in my fridge for meals and snacks. One day, I forgot I was boiling some eggs and went downstairs to exercise. My family was downstairs with me when we heard loud popping noises and ran up to find the pan smoking and starting to catch fire. No one got hurt, but it did take a very long time to get that smell out of the house!

The quote you live by?

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” - Susan Jeffers

When I tell myself this, I’m able to be a little more brave and bold.

How do you choose the food that is best for you family?

By balancing taste, nutrition and convenience – all three are important!

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