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When host Kayla Barry was diagnosed with PCOS in high school, she had to give up her beloved Swedish Fish. In this episode, Kayla explores the multifaceted world of sugar, from how it functions in the body to its place in history, with help of registered dietitians and academics.

Featured Guests:

  • Sharon Rhodes is a registered dietician nutritionist (RDN) and nutritional consultant. 
  • Alissa Palladino, an alumna of Yale University, is a registered dietician and certified personal trainer based in Atlanta.
  • Cultural producer Sarah Lewis-Cappellari received her Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Passionate about addressing inequitable socio-political and cultural practices, she focuses her current research around the role of sugar in relation to racial imagination.

Student Highlight: Kayla Barry is a first-generation college student at Emory University. A Human Health major and Women’s and Gender studies Minor, Kayla hopes to pursue a career in health policy by demonstrating a commitment to approaching healthcare with a nuanced and inclusive perspective.

Studies and sources mentioned in this episode:

HealthierU’s theme music is by TimTaj.

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