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To share practice related stories, create connections and engage readers in the amazing diversity of dietitian experiences.


Dietitians: Social justice trailblazers then and now

Think having roots in home economics is boring? Think again.  

JenB-HS1.jpegJennifer Brady is a dietitian and a PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her dissertation explores the history of the dietetic profession in Canada, specifically the changes in dietetics’ knowledge base and the concomitant changes in the profession’s relationship with food and social justice concerns. Her other research areas include non-diet approaches to understanding health and dietetic practice, the sociology of food and eating, and gendered aspects of food work. Jennifer will start as a new faculty member at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the fall.

Although my internship prepared me well to practice as a dietitian, I left it with more questions than answers.  I wondered about the (primarily) women who built the profession from the ground up. How and why had they created this profession?  How does their work continue to shape what the dietetic profession is today? continue reading



The voice of a dietitian yogi: A story about working with the media

Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, national spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada and a registered yoga teacher. She is from Calgary, Alberta and specializes in mindful and intuitive eating, as well as media communications. Casey values a holistic approach for assessing clients' needs, helping them realize harmful habits and giving them practical strategies to promote realistic and sustainable changes. She also blogs at and is on Twitter @caseyberglund.

It’s been a wonderful ride working with the media independently and as a Dietitians of Canada (DC) national spokesperson. I am honored to have the opportunity to share a piece of my story here, including how it all began. It is my hope that by expressing my path and sharing “inspired actions,” that other dietitians interested in working with media will turn their dreams into reality.
In August 2013, I sat with a dear friend and made an intention map.
What is that? continue reading

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