The dietetics profession is multidimensional and dynamic.
It is about nutrition, but it is also connected with a wide range of topics from social issues to personal wellbeing.
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You may not have heard of the term "diet culture", but it is probably everywhere in your life.
- Reveres thinness and equates it to health, success, and worthiness.
- Promotes weight loss as a means of self-care and self-discipline.
- Demonizes certain ways of eating while elevating others.
Unknowingly swimming in this toxic pool for too long? Check out resources to get you out of there!
- Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass
Blogs & Web Resources:
Intuitive Eating is a personal process of honoring health by listening and responding to the direct messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological needs.
- Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life
- Just Eat It: How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food
Health At Every Size (HAES)
The HAES model is an approach to both policy and individual decision-making. It addresses broad forces that support health, such as safe and affordable access. It also helps people find sustainable practices that support individual and community well-being. The HAES approach honors the healing power of social connections, evolves in response to the experiences and needs of a diverse community, and grounds itself in a social justice framework.
Let's practice self-care and body acceptance for the wellbeing of ourselves and of others around us.
Be brave, be strong, and be empowered!
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
- The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
- Fearless Rebelle Radio
Canada is such a multicultural country and because dietetics is all about client-centred care, it is crucial for dietitians to be culturally sensitive and give culturally appropriate nutrition care. Learn the importance of cultural diversity and the food practices of Indigenous people!
Books & Online Courses