Food Bullying Podcast

with Michele Payn & Eliz Greene

Food.Health.Your questions brought to life.Laughter and real conversation.Answers to help you make eating choices with less stress.

Are others making you feel guilty about your food choices?In this NEW Food Bullying podcast,Michele and Eliz talk about the $5.75 trillion secret that food marketers and celebrity spokespeople don't want you to know.Each episode is filled with tangible ideas on how you may have been bullied,why it impacts your wellness,and how to overcome food bullying.Michele and Eliz are known for their humorous,real-life debates about food,health and the stress associated with each.You'll get oh-so candid conversation from two moms who have unique insight on food,experts who will upend your thinking,and how eating choices effect your health.This podcast that will help you navigate grocery store aisles,menus,and those sticky conversations with friends or family.

What you'll hear on the podcast:

  • Experts in dietetics,food,neuroscience,farming,psychology,mental health,wellness,Betway 体育agriculture,marketing,and food science.
  • Answers to the most common questions around food - without judgment.
  • Tools to battle bullying found in the 200,000+ label claims found in a grocery store.
  • Ideas for creating your own social,ethical,environmental,and health standards when making eating decisions.

Latest Podcast Episodes

How does food bullying cost hungry people?


In the ongoing debate about food,it can be easy to forget that many people are waking up (or going to bed) without a meal.  That's the message Diane Sullivan,anti-hunger advocate has in this...

RSS Food Bullying Podcast Season 1 Sneak Peek

  • How does food bullying cost hungry people?
    In the ongoing debate about food,it can be easy to forget that many people are waking up (or going to bed) without a meal.  That's the message Diane Sullivan,anti-hunger advocate has in this episode of Food Bullying podcast.She wants to help others connect the dots between their own food shopping decisions […]
  • How is your brain being manipulated about food?
    Neuroscience Perspective on Brain & Food It's very easy for us to ignore the fact that the brain controls a high percentage of how we view food.  Our guest today is here to help us understand the neuroscience perspective on brain and food.Dr.Tyler Davis is an associate professor of psychological sciences at Texas […]
  • How can a millennial move from fearing to celebrating food?
    Breaking out of the fear cycle in making food choices can be difficult.That's why we turned to clinical dietitian,Danielle Penick,RDN,in this episode.Danielle has been through her own journey from an insecure food shopper that was easily bullied to becoming a comfortably cool food buyer who became a dietitian helping cancer […]
  • How are farm families stressed by food bullying?
    In this episode,we approach farming from a different perspective and take a look at the impact of food bullying on mental health.Lesley Kelly,a farmer and mental health advocate,shines some insight into the pressures,decisions,and the unique calling of the farming lifestyle.She also discusses the rewarding,but difficult,role mothers […]
  • How can a farmer grow organic & GMO food on thousands of acres?
    In this episode,Michele and Eliz talk with Nebraska farmer,Ryan Weeks,about the different ways farmers produce food.  They discuss conventionally grown food,organic,hybrid,"factory" farms,soil,and more.Ryan also highlights about the incredible amount of work that goes into running a farm (which most of us don't even know about).If […]
  • How do moms overcome food bullying at school,at the gym,and in their own head?
    Michele & Eliz continue with the conversation about food bullying,joined by Ellen Frost,as we discuss a "normal" perspective about food.Ellen Frost is a stay at home mom of four.She recently started teaching fitness classes at a small local gym.She is an avid volunteer for school activities with her children.Ellen […]
  • Is it safe and environmentally acceptable to eat meat?
    What food safety should you practice at home?In this episode of Food Bullying,we talk to a meat scientist,Jennie Hodgen.She spills the beans all about meat science and enlightens on some scientific issues that people have some wrong perceptions on.Jennie Hodgen is a mom,a scientist,a cattle raiser,and a […]
  • How do you deal with food bullies in social media and protect your wellness?
    Today on the Food Bullying podcast,Michele & Eliz talk about an interesting topic that many people have different views on,weight loss.  Lisa Baker-King shares her health and wellness journey.She has worked at the intersection of sales,marketing and operations for over 25 years.She's a self-described rule-breaker.She began a fitness journey […]
  • What do Michele & Eliz really think about food bullying,stress,and each others' food choices?
    Michele Payn Known as one of the leading voices in connecting farm and food,Michele helps you simplify safe food choices while understanding food bullying.An international award winning author,she brings common sense to the overly emotional food conversation and gets perspective from the cows in her front yard.Michele is a mom who is […]

A Look Ahead at Season 2

Why does food bullying matter? Topics planned for season two,releasing 11/12:

  • Bullying of people living in food insecurity
  • How bullying impacts family farms internationally
  • Neuromarketing in eating choices
  • Farmer insight on how choices have been limited in production
  • A look at social science in eating choices
  • Making healthy eating choice
  • Wellness of the body and brain
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Meet the Hosts

Michele Payn

Michele Payn Food Bullying Known as one of the leading voices in connecting farm and food,Michele helps you simplify safe food choices while understanding food bullying.An international award winning author,she brings common sense to the overly emotional food conversation and gets perspective from the cows in her front yard.Michele is a mom who is tired of the guilt trips around food,so she wroteFood Bullying: How to Avoiding Buying B.S.She's also a kick boxing professional speaker who has helped thousands of people understand the real story behind food.Michele's work has appeared inUSA Today,Food Insight, CNN,Food & NutritionMagazine,NPR and many other media outlets.Armed with science,compelling stories,and a lifetime on the farm,Michele will upend the way you think about food.She is also the author ofNo More Food Fights!andFood Truths from Farm to Table,an IPPY award winner in health,medicine and nutrition.

Eliz Greene

Surviving a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins propelled Eliz Greene on a mission to share her story to inspire other busy people to pay attention to their health.As a professional speaker,she shares down-to-earth strategies on wellness,leadership,and stress management.Recognizing stress as an essential and often under-addressed risk factor,Eliz conducted a research study on job stress and is writingStress-Proof Your Life.  She was named as a Top Online Influencer on Stress and Heart Health.She's been seen on CNN,PBS,Lifetime,TNT,and many national and local news programs.A national spokesperson and advocate for the American Heart Association,Eliz received the Heart Hero Award in 2010.  More recently,she has partnered on the Take Cholesterol To Heart campaign.Eliz writes a Top Health and Wellness Blog and has also authoredStress-Proof Your HeartandBusy Women's Guide to a Healthy Heart.