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Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse People

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This webinar will be a summary of research on the food, nutrition, and eating issues of transgender and gender diverse people (T+GD), recommendations on nutritional care to address these issues and to conduct nutrition assessment without using a gender binary. Discussion will be encouraged.

Host: Diabetes, Obesity & Cardiovascular (DOC) Network of Dietitians of Canada.

Date: May 18, 2022, 12 pm - 1 pm EST

Learning Outcomes:

After this presentation the attendee should be able to:

  1. Explain the (A to G) nutritional assessment framework and its application when working with T+GD people
  2. Explain the 3 food, nutrition, and eating issues of importance to T+GD people.
  3. Explain actions dietitians can take to create safer spaces when working with T+GD people.
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The webinar is available for free on the DOC Network portal.  

For non-DOC network members, you may purchase this presentation from Learning on Demand.  As a bonus, this Learning on Demand session comes with an additional presentation on transgender and gender diverse nutrition care. Learn more here

About the speaker: 

Catherine (she/they) holds a PhD in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (Calgary), in MA in Adult Education (UBC), a BASc in Human Nutrition (Guelph), and completed a dietetic internship at Vancouver General Hospital, and Documentary Film and Textile Arts programs at Capilano University. Cath’s interest in the nutritional care when working with transgender and gender diverse people began when one of her children transitioned; she was embarrassed to realize she had never considered how gender identity was crucial to nutrition assessment so set out to explore the topic to create resources and supports for use in dietetics education and professional development.

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