In the current time of social distancing, there is a lot more than Zoom calls that can bring us all together – and that is food. Carrie and Ryan bring a guest to the Over A Beer podcast series to discuss these food connections. During the course of our conversation, we see how much rural and urban America can have in common when it comes to the food on our tables.

This week on the podcast, Carrie Mess (a.k.a. Dairy Carrie) and I jump on Zoom for a virtual Over A Beer episode with guest, Nicole Rodriguez, Registered Dietitian from New York. If you haven’t already, you should subscribe to my podcast (RSS link) to listen to all previous episodes. You can find those episode show notes here.

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nicole rodriguez registered dietitian food connections

Podcast 040 – Food Connections

For episode 40 of the Beef Runner podcast, Carrie and I sit down with our first guest in the Over A Beer series. Nicole Rodriguez is a mom, wife and Registered Dietitian from just outside New York City. We’ve all connected on social media as Nicole is very active as an advocate for beef and dairy online.

It is a bit unusual for someone from NYC to be such a strong advocate for agriculture, so we wanted to ask Nicole how she found this journey to connect with agriculture. Turns out people in rural and urban America have quite a bit in common when it comes to enjoying meals with our family and friends. Or even the journey to seek out the truth about where our food comes from and how it fuels us.

Tune in and listen to this episode of the podcast for some great discussions on:

  • Life in New York during coronavirus and COVID-19
  • What is a Registered Dietitian?
  • How does someone from New York find agriculture advocacy?
  • How do you define plant-based eating? #Science
  • What role does food play in mental health and well-being for ourselves and our families with young kids?
  • How do you raise kids in the age of food marketing and food shaming?
  • What does grocery shopping look like in New York City?
  • The role of moving and exercise for mental health during social distancing

We hope you take a chance to follow and connect with Nicole online. We are so glad to have her team, advocating for agriculture! You can find her blogging at or on Instagram and Twitter.

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