Episode 5: Dismantling Diet Culture and Embracing Intuitive Eating with Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD | The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast Sponsored by Orgain

The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast

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Oct 12, 2021

Episode 5: Dismantling Diet Culture and Embracing Intuitive Eating with Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD

You may have heard the term “intuitive eating” on social media in recent years, but don’t mistake it for another fad diet. In this episode of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN speaks with registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD to dismantle diet culture, bring clarity to the concept of intuitive eating and debunk myths about the Health At Every Size approach. Listen in as Cara shares ways to equip individuals with healthy and sustainable nutrition habits, along with how to recognize diet culture at work in order to get support and fight back, when needed.

About The Guest

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Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD


Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian, nationally recognized food and nutrition expert, and certified intuitive eating counselor based in Kansas City. She earned a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University, and M.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition from The University of Kansas Medical Center, where she also did a dietetic internship. She is the founder of Street Smart Nutrition, a private practice where she specializes in sports nutrition and intuitive eating. Cara is a published author of two cookbooks and the workbook Healthy Eating for Life: An Intuitive Eating Workbook to Stop Dieting Forever.

About The Host

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Mary Purdy, MS, RDN


Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is an integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University, where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also teaches for other universities and educational platforms, is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at www.marypurdy.co.

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