About the Podcast:

Registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, consultant, and TV and multi-media star Dr. Felicia Stoler talks about her experience with food insecurity as an advocate but also as someone who lived it. She shares how helping a family in need impacted her and changed her perspective. Plus, you don’t want to miss her tips on how to connect with your elected officials to create the change you want to see in this world.

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Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND Diplomate ABLM/ACLM

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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

Health professionals need to remember that sometimes it’s not their place to assign their values to what people eat. They need to understand “the why” behind their patient’s unhealthy behavior before judging their patients for it.

About Felicia Stoler: 

Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelor's from Tulane, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia and doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers. Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. Felicia is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; and Council member of the True Health Initiative. Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series Honey, We're Killing the Kids! and the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes™. She has been a contributor for FoxNews.com, Patch.com, Active.com and written several book chapters. Stoler authored ACSM’s Sports Medicine Basics on Childhood Obesity. Felicia is one of the most sought-after nutrition/fitness experts for TV, radio, newspapers, online and magazines in the US. She is passionate about helping people live healthier lives as a college professor, public speaker, influencer, and US Congressional candidate. Felicia resides in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Discussion Takeaways:

  • Dr. Felicia Stoler stands against food elitism. She believes you can eat healthily on a tight budget, eliminate food waste to save money, and shop at affordable grocery stores.
  • Diet and exercise are the least invasive and inexpensive ways to manage our health.
  • Food insecurity does not always mean you suffer from starvation, homelessness, not having enough food for the month. Food insecurity might mean having enough food, but that food might not be the most nutritious foods for a healthful lifestyle.

  • Healthful food options only matter if you have a full tummy.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists can work to make healthful foods more relatable and suitable to the lifestyles of all our clients.
  • Elected officials are humans too.

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