#370: Jake Mey, PhD, RD – Dietetics, Evidence-based Practice & Translating Science into Advice

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Jacob Mey, PhD, RD

Dr. Jake Mey is a registered dietitan and a human nutrition researcher. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. His work focuses on diet, muscle & metabolism. Dr. Mey has a PhD in human nutrition and kinesology.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Are the dietary guidelines "wrong"?
  • How can we translate findings from nutritional science into actionable, food-based advice?
  • Barriers to being an evidence-based practitioner
  • The right and wrong way to view dietetic training
  • How increased diversity can improve the dietetic field
  • Problems with making a RD easier to attain
  • How the field of dietetic practice may be improved

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