2nd Call for Dietitian as Artist

2ndcall for submissions to Dietitian As Artist
at the Oct 2019 Critical Dietetics Conference

Please consider submitting your creative outputs for DAA to be held during the Critical Dietetics Conference in October.

To date, we have submissions for pieces using photography, comics, mixed media, and textiles, as well as performance poetry.

To give you some ideas, I’m thinking of displaying the sweaters I have knit in the past couple of years (a lot of thought and reflection goes into those stitches). I’ve also been working on memory quilts made for family members from my later brother’s clothes. I won’t have all of the quilts done by October however, I’ll display where I am at in the process. Maybe add some photos of the process too?

As you look about you, there are likely things you have created either with the intent of ‘art making’ or what you have made because creating is what you do (just like my knitting). Photos of your garden? Photos of dishes you have made that were fabulous? Something you made when you are frustrated or disappointed? DAA shows in the past (at the Dietitians of Canada conference, and one held in my front yard) were wonderful and sparked important conversations.

Please consider submitting one or more pieces.

Send the description of your piece to me at cmorley@acadiau.ca. Include media type, title, and any display requirements.

I’m happy to answer questions.

(Cath)erine Morley, PhD, PDt, FDC
Associate Professor
School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University
Adjunct Professor, Applied Human Nutrition, MSVU
cmorley@acadiau.ca

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Conference Update

Visit our Conference 2019 page for exciting updates including information about our renowned keynote speaker, Critical Dietetics Registration Form, and the conference program (coming soon).

We are currently reviewing abstracts and can tell you this is going to be an exceptional meeting under the theme of “Sharing, Learning, Transforming the Future: Building Allyship with Indigenous Communities Through Dietetic Education, Practice, and Research.” We are looking forward to seeing you in Halifax from October 4-6, 2019.

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Student Awards

For the very first time, we are offering student awards in advance of our upcoming conference. Please review the application requirements and feel free to share with those you think would qualify. Thank you.

Student Engagement Award

1 undergraduate award
1 graduate award

The award includes a cash prize ($50), a complimentary one-year membership to Critical Dietetics, and complimentary registration to the 2019 Critical Dietetics conference. Submissions may be text or non-text formats including an argumentative essay or literature review, art, literature/narrative, poetry, or multi-media (i.e. video, pecha kucha), but must engage with the scholarship, literature, or foundational ideas and values of Critical Dietetics. The piece may be produced for a course assignment, or for the purpose of submission to the award. The author of the work must be a student in a dietetic or other program, but does not have to be a current member of Critical Dietetics.

The focus of the submission will be an issue or concern of importance to Critical Dietetics and will demonstrate scholarly engagement with ideas, concepts, tools, and arguments of Critical Dietetics, and/or its underlying mission, values, principles, and objectives. 

Student Vision Award

1 undergraduate award
1 graduate award

This award was created to recognize student engagement in Critical Dietetics including the values, principles, and aspirations of the association and its work. The award includes a cash prize ($50), a complimentary one-year membership to Critical Dietetics, and complimentary registration to the 2019 Critical Dietetics conference. Submissions may be text or non-text formats including an argumentative essay or literature review, art, literature/narrative, poetry, or multi-media (i.e. video, pecha kucha). The piece may be produced for a course assignment, or for the purpose of submission to the award. The author of the work must be a student in a dietetic or other program, does not have to be a member of Critical Dietetics.

The piece will explore the student’s vision for future of Critical Dietetics, and may explore responses to the following questions:

  • What ideas do you have for growing Critical Dietetics?
  • What has Critical Dietetics meant to you, and what role might you play in growing Critical Dietetics?
  • What is your vision for the future of Critical Dietetics?

Application Guidelines: Submissions should be no longer than 10 pages (double spaced, 12-point font) for written submissions, and no more than 15 minutes for audio/video submissions.

Send submissions to Daphne Lordly and please include “Critical Dietetics Student Award Submission” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions: September 16th 2019 by 4pm Atlantic Standard Time.

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Our Latest Newsletter is Here!

And, it is sure to get you excited about our upcoming conference. Read more to find out why and share widely!

Thank you, Meredith and Michelle for creating such an inspiring read.

CD Newsletter – May 2019

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Call for Proposals to Our 9th Critical Dietetics Conference!

Deadline Extended to June 30!

Sharing, Learning, Transforming the Future: Building Allyship with Indigenous Communities Through Dietetic Education, Practice, and Research

To mark the 10th year of Critical Dietetics, the 9th International Critical Dietetics Conference will take place in K’jipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia, Canada from October 4-6, 2019.

Founded in 2009, Critical Dietetics seeks to create spaces for inter- and trans-disciplinary inquiry and exploration regarding food, health, nutrition, knowledge, the body, and expertise, as well as post-structural orientations to education, art, and practice in the context of dietetics. In addition to widening the breadth of knowledge and scholarship within dietetics and nutrition, Critical Dietetics seeks to foster capacity among dietetic students, practitioners, and educators, as well as critical scholars, community members, and activists to advance social justice.

Please see attached Call for Proposals and share widely with colleagues. Looking forward to seeing you all in October!

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Critical Dietetics Conference

Our eighth international critical dietetics conference is now over. I encourage everyone who presented in Montgomery, Alabama to submit their work to the Journal of Critical Dietetics for consideration under one of the Journal sections.

As well, stay tuned for information coming up about our ninth international conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from Oct. 4-6, 2019.

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“The Wind Brings Your Names”

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Transformative is the word I keep coming back to as I describe my experience in Montgomery, Alabama last weekend during our 8th International Conference. Not only was the conference itself memorable with a rich slate of student presentations on Friday morning, to the incredible range of speakers during the People’s Tribunal on Friday afternoon, followed with an inspiring dinner at Martha’s Place, and then finally our day on Saturday where it was simply session after session of critically meaningful work being shared by those in person and those attending virtually. It was Sunday, during the civil rights tour led by Dr. Evelyn Crayton that the experience reached a visceral level. From a visit to the first all-Black university in Tuskegee, a tour of the Equal Justice Institute’s museum and then memorial (from which the photo below was taken), to an impromptu speech by Linda Blackmon Lowery at the foot of the Pettus Bridge in Selma (Linda was a 14-year old participant in the horror of Bloody Sunday); we were transformed. Thank you to everyone who made it possible to be in Montgomery including Danita Stapleton, our conference lead and her amazing team. Thank you to Evelyn Crayton who remained steadfast in her convictions to host Critical Dietetics in Alabama. Thank you to Jill White who brought a bus load of students from Dominican University in Chicago after teaching them a course that culminated in a final presentation at Critical Dietetics, plus organized a most memorable People’s Tribunal. And, thank you to our keynote speaker, Minnie Bruce Pratt who shared her stories and reminded us that the power of words to unlock the memory chambers that embolden us all.

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