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CD Newsletter! Our Third!

Thank you to everyone who contributed and organized this wonderful newsletter, especially Chloe Pinneau who was the lead on this issue. Bursting with amazing stories about the conference and about where World Critical Dietetics is going!

CD Newsletter December 2019

The links for becoming a member are not working within the newsletter, so those links are here:

Critical Dietetics Annual Membership Options

Regular: $100.00 CAD
Student/Unwaged/Underemployed/Retired: $20.00 CAD
Sustainer: $200.00 CAD

For those who don’t yet know her, let me introduce you to our newsletter coordinator:

Chloe Pineau is an undergraduate student in the BSc Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Before she began her studies at the Mount, Chloe completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology at Saint Mary’s University, which led to her interest in the intersection of the social sciences and the field of dietetics. Outside of her studies, she works as a Research Assistant at the Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) at the Mount.

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Our 8th Issue! There is a Fire…

I am so happy to share our latest issue with you – the largest ever and the first with DOIs!

Take a look inside:

If you are not already registered as a reader, you must do so to access the articles. It is free and by joining the Journal readership, you gain access to each and every issue of JCD our upcoming call for conference abstracts, and invites to some amazing events.

To remind you, the Journal of Critical Dietetics is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal. There is no charge to read the work published and no charge to submit your work. We are one of the few that maintain a truly open access to the knowledge generated and the voices heard.

Thank you for your ongoing support of this movement and the work of the incredible authors profiled in this issue.

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Students! What does CD look like in practice? A free session…

This invitation is for any/all students who will be in the Halifax NS area on Saturday evening. Students, please share with other students…this is a free session. You do not need to be attending the conference to join in.

Critical Dietetics in Practice? What does that look like?

Student Professional Development Event

As part of the 9th Annual Critical Dietetics conference

Saturday, October 5

6 to 8 pm

McCain 301, MSVU campus, Bedford NS


Hello to all students,

Please join Sarah Hewko, Tanya L’Heureux, and Gurneet Dhami for the Student Professional Development Event, Critical Dietetics in Practice… What does that look like?

One of the experiences we all have is taking what we learn in school and applying it in the workplace. This is your opportunity to imagine your future as a professional and how you will incorporate criticality in practice.

This is a participatory session. The facilitators will briefly outline what critical means to them, how their practice has evolved and is evolving, and some of their struggles and coping approaches. The entire group will then discuss ‘what’s working?’ and ‘what bold steps can move a critical approach in practice forward?’

Please RSVP to so we can get an idea of the number of students planning to attend.

If you are a student and you want to attend this session, but you can’t make it to Halifax, we got you covered. Attend by Zoom web conference. Register in advance:


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Seeking Nominations for Inaugural Board

Critical Dietetics is at an exciting new phase of its development – we are forming a Board of Directors now that we have official status as an organization. We are seeking nominations NOW for members to join the inaugural Board of Directors. Currently, we are filling six out of nine positions:

Members-at-Large (4)

Yuka Asada has agreed to become the Vice-President and Meredith Bessey the Secretary. The position of Past-President will not be filled until the incoming President fulfills their term. Thus, the first Board will be comprised of eight positions.

If you are interested in putting your name forward, please email Dr. Cathy Morley with the Board position you are seeking before the AGM, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the upcoming Critical Dietetics Conference. Elections (if necessary) will take place in the week following the AGM.



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Conference Update

We have a few new additions to our conference pages that we encourage you to review:

  1. Critical Dietetics Conference Program
  2. 9th Annual CD Conference Welcome Package
  3. Critical Dietetics Registration Form

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the conference planning team by email:

Special thanks to Kathryn Fraser for her artful dedication to welcoming us to Halifax as you will note in the Welcome Package! 

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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 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

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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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