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Feed That Nation

85 EpisodesProduced by Natalie NationWebsite

Hi, I'm Natalie Nation (AKA "That" Nation). I'm a dietetic intern, a masters of public health student. I'm a health educator, content creator, I have ADHD, and I LOVE mac and cheese! College life, college health, and college wellness is important to me! I make content to connect with you, bring you … read more

85 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

How To Listen To Your Body and Care For Yourself In College | Feed That Nation

July 9th, 2021

16:01

Big sister Natalie comin' in HOT with the step-by-step beginner's guide to listening to your body and self-care for college students. Newbies, this …

Self Care For Busy Days | Work-Life Balance and Managing Your Time In College | Feed That Nation

June 30th, 2021

20:19

Busy days are unavoidable for college students,, but there are ways to manage your time and squeeze in some self-care.  

You know those days when …

Hydrate or Die-drate! How College Students Can Stay Hydrated This Summer | Feed That Nation

June 16th, 2021

20:32

Chug, chug, chug! College students need to drink...water! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I talk all about hydration, including common barriers …

College Student Hustle Culture: Avoiding Burnout & Toxic Productivity | Feed That Nation

June 10th, 2021

16:34

Why is there so much pressure on college students to be productive all the time? We need time for rest and relaxation without shame! In this episode, …

Beginner's Guide to College Jobs, Side Hustles, and Freelancing | Feed That Nation

June 2nd, 2021

22:21

Everything you need to know about making money as a college student--types of jobs, side hustles, and freelancing opportunities that are great for …

My Experience Starting Mental Health Medication In College | Depression and ADHD | Feed That Nation

May 26th, 2021

28:34

Let's talk about mental health meds! I started taking medication for my mental health issues about 2 years ago, and I am so happy I did! In this episode, I'm talking about my journey and experience with meds, as well as …

Dealing with FOMO As A College Student | Feed That Nation

May 20th, 2021

20:15

We've all felt it: FOMO, the fear of missing out. This is such a big deal for college students. There are so many opportunities in college and it can …

College Drinking Culture And Alcohol Safety Advice For Students | Feed That Nation

May 16th, 2021

25:27

What is college drinking culture? In this episode, I'm talking about the culture around alcohol and drinking on college campuses, the pros (yes, …

How Do I Know If I Have Good Friends In College? | 5 Signs Of Strong Friendship || Feed That Nation

April 28th, 2021

20:04

Making awesome friends as a college student...it's so tough! In this episode, I'm talking all about the 'green flags' to look for to know that you've …

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In College w/Pilar || Feed That Nation

April 14th, 2021

50:40

DEI: what does it really mean? In this episode, we discuss the basics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, goals of DEI work, where college campuses …

Work Life Balance Tips For College Students || Feed That Nation

March 31st, 2021

26:06

That perfect balance of school, work, sleep, hobbies, socializing...who are we kidding?? Work-life balance is HARD! In this podcast, I'm giving you …

How Does University Student Government Work? w/Natasha || Feed That Nation

March 25th, 2021

44:35

Funding, university bureaucracy, student protests, legislative advocacy...how does it all work? There are SO many crazy cool aspects of student …

Leadership and Confidence for College Students || Feed That Nation

March 17th, 2021

22:43

College gives us so many opportunities for leadership...but how do we grow and build our confidence as leaders, so we can be strong, confident, and …

Pandemic Grief and The Lost College Experience w/Mandi || Feed That Nation

March 10th, 2021

53:05

We are a year into this crazy pandemic, and I want to talk about pandemic grief. I brought in guest Mandi, a licensed social worker and therapist at …

Virtual Networking Tips For College Students || Feed That Nation

March 3rd, 2021

28:00

I know college students who would rather write a 10-page paper than make any sort of small talk...sound familiar? This week, I'm talking about …

Sharing My Disordered Eating Story | National Eating Disorders Awareness Week | Feed That Nation

February 24th, 2021

33:42

I'm sharing my disordered eating story and recovery journey this week on Feed That Nation. This episode has been long in the making! It's taken me a long time to put words to my experience. So few people in my life know …

COVID-19 Travel Safety Tips For College Students w/ Expedition Kristen || Feed That Nation

February 17th, 2021

35:37

Spring break is right around the corner! Whether you choose to stay-cation or get out of town, I wanted to bring you all of the best safety tips for …

Mini Episode! Valentines Day 2021 || 9 Gift Ideas For Celebrating Your Galentines || Feed That Nation

February 10th, 2021

17:45

Spoiler alert: EVERYONE loves flowers! This Valentine's day, celebrate your friends, your classmates, and ALL of the people you love. I'm giving you …

How Do I Learn To Love My Body In College? Workout Culture & Body Image w/ Emily || Feed That Nation

February 3rd, 2021

49:37

Let's talk college workout culture, aka diet culture's evil little sister. Between the freshman 15, Greek life, the pressure to fit in, college is a …

How To Feed Yourself In College Without Time Or Money || Feed That Nation

January 27th, 2021

34:52

Whether you live in a dorm without a kitchen, you're busy 24/7, or your cooking expertise is limited to microwave popcorn: all college students have …

What EVERY College Student Should Spend Their Money On || Feed That Nation

January 20th, 2021

23:00

Let's face it. Most college students are kinda...broke. It's tough to know what to prioritize. In this episode, I'm giving my thoughts about what …

College Safety Tips From Your 'Mom' Friends ft. MY Mom Friend Jon || Feed That Nation

January 13th, 2021

1:19:25

Every group has the 'mom' friend. aka that one responsible friend who makes sure everyone has their wallets and phones before going out... In this episode of Feed That Nation, I invited my best 'mom' friend, Jon, to …

Start The New Year Fresh | 8 Tips For Decluttering Your Life in 2021 || Feed That Nation

January 6th, 2021

20:24

Happy New Year! I've been working on my 2021 mindset--feeling fresh and ready to take on whatever life brings in the new year. In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm sharing 8 tips to help you start off your new year …

Mini Episode: Tips For Dealing With Food and Body Shaming During the Holidays || Feed That Nation

December 24th, 2020

10:43

In this episode, I'm giving you my best tips for dealing with food and body shaming during the holiday season! Whether its family, friends, or that …

How To Stay Active In College: Winter COVID Edition || Feed That Nation

December 16th, 2020

20:56

"Work out 3 times a week" seems like a great idea...until it's winter and you live in Minnesota! This week, I'm talking about how to stay active in …

What Is It Like To Go To Therapy In College? My Experience || Feed That Nation

December 9th, 2020

42:23

What is it like to go to therapy in college? Today I'm talking about how to find a therapist or counselor as a student, my experience starting …

Why Are College Students Broke? Breaking Down College Financial Insecurity || Feed That Nation

December 9th, 2020

34:19

Let's talk about why millions of college students are struggling with financial insecurity. That "Broke" college student stereotype? Yes, its real. …

College Student Tips For Answering Job Interview Questions Like a Pro! || Feed That Nation

December 3rd, 2020

27:12

Job interviews can be scary, which is why this week, I'm talking all about how to answer job interview questions like a pro! College students, fear …

Using Disability Accommodations As A Graduate Student With ADHD || Feed That Nation

November 19th, 2020

33:57

Ever wondered what its like to set up disability accommodations as a student? Today, I'm talking about how I did it! I have ADHD, and I struggle BIG TIME with deadlines...but I've learned that learning differently isn't …

How To Set Boundaries With Family And Friends As A College Student || Feed That Nation

November 12th, 2020

30:56

Setting boundaries with friends and family means knowing yourself and standing up for what YOU need to be happy, healthy, and safe. In this video I'm talking all about how and when to set boundaries for yourself as a …

Should You Go To Grad School? 10 Questions To Ask Yourself || Feed That Nation

November 3rd, 2020

23:31

Let's talk about grad school, baby! Let's talk about you and the 10 questions to ask yourself to help decide if grad school is the right choice for …

What I've Learned About Dealing With Bullies In College || Feed That Nation

November 2nd, 2020

26:32

A difficult topic today. Bullies are everywhere, and today I'm talking about what I've learned about bullies out in the real world: college. I'm …

My #1 Terrible College Money Advice (And What To Do Instead) || Feed That Nation

November 2nd, 2020

16:48

Let me tell you, EVERYONE seems to want to give money advice to college students. There are so many different articles, pinterest pins, and instagram …

Life Update: Buying A House, New Job, New Semester, & Upcoming Videos || Feed That Nation

October 7th, 2020

21:05

A different sort of video today: we bought a house, I started a new semester of grad school and a new job. I'm crazy busy around here these days, and …

How to Survive Early Morning Classes & Late Night Classes In College || Feed That Nation

September 23rd, 2020

18:01

Nobody likes 8am classes. Nobody likes 3 hour night classes that only meet once a week. But...we all have to deal! Today on Feed That Nation, I'm …

Tips For Avoiding Zoom Fatigue & Burnout When You're An Online College Student || Feed That Nation

September 16th, 2020

22:29

Stuck on your computer all day? Tired of staring at screens? Zoom fatigue is so real!! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm talking all about tips for avoiding zoom fatigue and screen time burnout when you're an …

All About Working, Making Money, And Valuing Your Labor In College || Feed That Nation

September 9th, 2020

28:30

You deserve to be paid fairly for your work, time, and talent! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm talking all about valuing your time and labor …

Setting Goals For A New College Semester During COVID-19 || Feed That Nation

September 2nd, 2020

20:46

With a new semester looming along with the constant threat of a global pandemic, what's a college student supposed to do? In this episode of Feed …

Should You Go Vegan In College? || Feed That Nation

September 2nd, 2020

30:45

To veg...or not to veg?! Should you go vegan? That's the question I'm tackling today on Feed That Nation. I'm walking through the pros and cons of …

Staying Active As A College Student || Feed That Nation

August 19th, 2020

27:12

To Gym or not to gym???  Staying active as a college student is hard; we're busy people! I'm giving you all my best tips and tricks for the best ways …

What Were My WORST College Grades? + My REAL GPA || Feed That Nation

August 5th, 2020

26:43

I talked once about how in college, your grades and your GPA do not matter and aren't that important...but it's time to put my money where my mouth …

Calling Out Toxic Diet Culture In College || Feed That Nation

August 5th, 2020

37:18

College Diet Culture...well...there's a lot to unpack! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm calling out some of the most toxic, pervasive, and …

Taking Care Of Yourself In College 101 || Feed That Nation

July 29th, 2020

47:02

In this video, I'm walking through EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about how to take care of yourself as a college student. I chat about the …

College Student Professional Development: Exploring Your "Why" || Feed That Nation

July 22nd, 2020

19:58

College Student Professional Development: Exploring Your "WHY"  

Why do you want to study what you are studying? Why do you want to become a (doctor, …

Things You Don't Need To Buy For College || Feed That Nation

July 15th, 2020

26:01

Repeat after me: Your dorm room does NOT need to look like a photo on pinterest! 

I'm talking all about the things you don't need to buy for college, …

Self Care for College Students + My Self Care Journey || Feed That Nation

July 8th, 2020

25:17

Did you know, sometimes self care means doing your homework and NOT watching Netflix? In this episode, I'm talking all about my self care journey as …

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COLLEGE ROOMMATE: Finding A Roommate You Can Live With || Feed That Nation

July 1st, 2020

18:51

College roommates...undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the college world! In this episode, I'm talking all my best tips for choosing a college …

Why I QUIT My College RA Job (Mental Health Story Time)

June 24th, 2020

22:27

I was a college RA, and I quit after one semester. It wasn't the job for me, and I had to crash and burn in order to figure it out. In this podcast, …

Your College GPA Does NOT MATTER (Kinda...) || Feed That Nation

June 17th, 2020

15:06

3.3, 2.7, 4.0? 

In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm talking about your college GPA and how it does not matter nearly as much as you think it …

SHOULD YOU TAKE SUMMER COLLEGE COURSES? Pros and Cons || Feed That Nation

May 27th, 2020

12:20

Should you take summer college courses? Let's talk about it!

Quarantine has changed school for all of us. A lot of students are trying to fill their …

THE TRUTH ABOUT MY COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE || Feed That Nation

May 20th, 2020

29:25

I'm talking about my college study abroad experience today! I traveled to South Africa and Namibia and it was the experience of a lifetime...but I'm …

WHY HEALTHCARE STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE || Feed That Nation

May 13th, 2020

21:06

Learning a second (3rd, 7th, 10th!) language is an incredible skill for healthcare students to have! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm …

Healthcare Student IMPOSTER SYNDROME and Trusting Yourself || Feed That Nation

May 6th, 2020

16:38

I've felt it, you've felt it, we've all felt it at one point or another: Imposter Syndrome! As a healthcare student, there is so much placed on our …

5 THINGS COLLEGE PROFESSORS DO THAT NEED TO STOP || Feed That Nation

April 30th, 2020

18:07

In today's podcast, I'm calling out 5 things professors do that need to stop! 

Not to say I'm a professional student, but I've been in school a …

WHAT RETAIL CAN TEACH YOU: COLLEGE STUDENT RESUME TIPS || Feed That Nation

April 22nd, 2020

15:37

What retail can teach you, and how to showcase your retail job experience on your resume! 

Reality check: A lot of college students work jobs in …

STRUGGLING WITH ONLINE CLASSES AS A GRAD STUDENT: QUARANTINE TRANSITION || Feed That Nation

April 15th, 2020

20:17

Today, I'm talking all about the struggles of being an online graduate student during COVID-19. Was I an online student before a few months ago? No! Has it been crazy, strange, and kinda...sucky? Yes!   

My masters of …

NUTRITION TOXICITY AND INFORMATION OVERLOAD || Feed That Nation

April 8th, 2020

16:17

Is there a such thing as nutrition overload? Can studying nutrition be toxic for you? Yes, it can! I'm happy to take the time to unpack my thoughts today: I LOVE nutrition, but I've had to learn to compartmentalize and …

ARE YOU OVERPAYING AT TARGET?? I Went To Every Target in Minneapolis || Feed That Nation

April 2nd, 2020

22:02

I went to 5 different Target stores in Minneapolis with the same grocery list, and every store's items had different prices! In this episode of Feed …

COOKING AND EATING WITH YOUR ROOMMATES || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation

March 27th, 2020

21:39

Wrapping up National Nutrition Month by talking about something EVERY college student navigates: eating, shopping, and cooking when you live with …

COOKING AND EATING WHEN YOU LIVE ALONE || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation

March 27th, 2020

23:16

How to cook and eat when you live alone for the first time??? Continuing with my National Nutrition Month series where I'm talking all about eating …

DORM FOOD DO'S AND DON'TS || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation

March 27th, 2020

25:01

Ah, college. Where the pressure to take care of yourself and succeed at school and life meets the system of shoebox-sized dorms and mini-fridges that …

MY TIPS FOR EATING IN YOUR COLLEGE CAFETERIA || National Nutrition Month 2020 || Feed That Nation

March 27th, 2020

23:51

This month I'm taking a deep-dive into all things COLLEGE FOOD! All through March (National Nutrition Month!), I'll be discussing different aspects …

TIPS FOR EMAILING YOUR PROFESSORS: HOW TO GET A RESPONSE || Feed That Nation

February 5th, 2020

20:17

As a graduate student, I send and receive WAY too many emails from my university every single day, and most of them disappear into the void, never to be read or responded to. In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm …

My LEAST FAVORITE Fad Diets || Feed That Nation

January 22nd, 2020

31:44

Fad diets are everywhere! They are trendy, they seem like magic answers to all of our insecurities, famous celebrities are promoting them. Some fad diets are better than others...but most of them are pretty bad! In this …

There Are CHEMICALS In My Food??? Talking About Food Additives

January 8th, 2020

26:23

Talking all about food additives: what they are, what they do, and why the heck they're in (almost) everything we eat! This podcast episode features discussion about some of the most common food additives, as well as …

DID YOU CHOOSE THE WRONG MAJOR?? Advice For College Students || Feed That Nation

December 23rd, 2019

21:49

Why do we place so much pressure on 18 year olds to know EXACTLY what they want to do for the rest of their lives, and to pursue an expensive college …

WHAT DOES PROCESSED FOOD MEAN? SHOULD YOU EAT THEM??? || Feed That Nation

December 11th, 2019

19:10

Spoiler Alert: All Food Is Processed Food! It feels like every instagrammer, famous person, and fitspo pinterest board talk about avoiding "processed food". But what does that even mean? Are some processed foods better …

HEALTHCARE STUDENT BURNOUT ADVICE (You Are Not Alone) || Feed That Nation

November 27th, 2019

21:29

Don't lie, we're all feeling it. Being a health-care student can be incredibly stressful, and students in every discipline and program are feeling …

THE REAL NUTRITION EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST: WHO ARE THEY? || Feed That Nation

November 13th, 2019

20:33

Hot take: Don't take nutrition advice from anyone who is selling you something! 

There are so many people out there talking about nutrition, both experts and amateurs, and navigating the world of nutrition professionals …

MY FAVORITE COOKBOOKS AS A COLLEGE STUDENT || Feed That Nation

October 30th, 2019

17:57

This is the first episode that I've published with real live video for YouTube! So if the audio is a little funky--I'm still working on my editing …

The Nutrition Starting Line and Making Change

October 14th, 2019

26:05

When people find out that I study nutrition, I get hit up for advice everywhere from the dentist office to the dance floor. And that's awesome! I love having conversations with curious people. The most common question I …

Which Grocery Store Is The Cheapest?

September 30th, 2019

31:15

Food is expensive! So I visited 7 grocery stories in the Twin Cities to answer the question: Where can I buy the cheapest groceries? Join me as I talk about my adventures, my findings, and some of the reasons people …

Dinner for Two...Hundred: What I Did This Summer

August 14th, 2019

26:53

A vlog-style podcast about my summer job: Food Operations Lead and Nutrition Specialist with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. (Can it be a vlog if there's no video???). The six weeks I spent traveling, working, …

Story-time: Defining Disappointment and Self-Worth

June 24th, 2019

24:28

Putting this personal experience of mine into a podcast is one of the most vulnerable things that I've ever done. I didn't tell hardly anyone in my …

Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 2

June 10th, 2019

49:15

Part two of our episode all about managing chronic illness as a young adult. Shauna, Analisa, Rose, and I continued our discussion about chronic …

Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 1

June 3rd, 2019

47:10

Part one of two of an awesome (count how many times I say "awesome" in these episodes; I was so pumped!) discussion about managing chronic illness as …

Feed That Nation: Behind-the-Scenes of Season One

April 22nd, 2019

34:35

I made a podcast! Let's talk about it! 

Deciding to create a podcast for my senior honors project wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but it's …

Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part 2

April 15th, 2019

38:01

The second of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening, ecology projects and...BEES? Featuring a fantastic …

Promoting Food Literacy through On-Campus Agriculture, Part 1

April 8th, 2019

29:35

The first of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening and agriculture projects, including talk about engaging …

Food Insecurity In College Students, Part 2

March 4th, 2019

34:33

Episode 3B: The second episode of two discussing the topic of food insecurity in university students, featuring an exploration of one student's first-hand experiences with food insecurity while pursuing his degree. …

Food Insecurity In College Students, Part 1

February 25th, 2019

40:01

Episode 3A: The first of two episodes exploring the topic of food insecurity in university students, and the role that food shelves can play in …

The Truth About The Freshman 15: Part 2

November 29th, 2018

25:09

Episode 2B: The second in a two-part episode all about busting myths and revealing the truth behind the Freshman 15. Featuring St. Kate's Masters of Public Health student and Residence Life Coordinator, Jessica Skjonsby.

The Truth About The Freshman 15, Part 1

November 29th, 2018

26:50

The first in a two-part episode busting myths and revealing the truth about the Freshman 15. Featuring Twin Cities area Registered Dietitian and entrepreneur, Christina Meyer-Jax.

Find Christina on Twitter: @nutrition_up

Why We Hate Vegetables, Part 2

November 27th, 2018

36:35

Episode 1B: The second part of a two-part episode exploring just why people hate vegetables so much, and what they can do about it. Featuring junior …

Why We Hate Vegetables, Part 1

November 27th, 2018

20:52

Episode 1A: The first of two episodes uncovering the mystery of why people hate vegetables so much and discussion about biological and environmental …

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