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We invite you to register as a reader of the Journal of Critical Dietetics. Its free!

Although you must register to access any of the articles published in JCD, there is no charge to read the articles after you register and no charge to submit to have your work considered by the Journal. This is quite rare in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal world.

When people register as readers, it helps us keep in touch with those who are interested in our organization. We share about four emails every year about a new issue of the journal and about our upcoming conference.

Thanks for being a reader!

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An Incredible Success! #CriticalDietetics7

It went off without a technological hitch and, more importantly, we created a space online where beautiful and difficult thoughts, ideas, and emotions were shared. We had participants joining us from Australia, the UK, Saudi Arabia, the USA, and Canada. We welcomed many new voices to Critical Dietetics and were delighted to have several returning from years past. Thank you to everyone who made this happen including the participants and presenters. The possibilities are swirling for next year…


A group of students and faculty conference together July 26 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


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FINAL Conference Program

July 26: Revised and Updated Program!

Take a look at this wonderful array of individual presentations and pecha kuchas offered by our presenters this year. And, of course, feel free to share this recently updated Program_FINAL_July26 with colleagues. Register for the ONLINE Conference here!

We have participants joining us from Mexico City, Kansas, Mandurah, and Dartmouth! It is not too late to register and join us.


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Register for the ONLINE Conference

We have received some compelling abstracts and the final Program is set for our 7th International Critical Dietetics Conference. For the first time, our conference will be completely online. Follow this secure PayPal link for our regular registration, which provides you with full access to all sessions in real time and password-protected recordings to review at your leisure for 3 months following the conference:

Regular Registration $50

If you are a student or are unwaged/underwaged, please email me directly with your registration details including:

  • Name
  • Institution (if applicable)
  • City, Country

I look forward to the dynamic space and conversations that we will co-create on July 26, 2017!




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Critical Dietetics News

We have several news items to share with you today pertaining to our upcoming online conference, call for future conference hosts, and call for volunteers. Please share this information widely.

  1. The deadline for abstracts to our inaugural online conference is two weeks away. The Call for Abstracts 2017 Critical Dietetics Conference Around the World has already elicited many great submissions, although you do not have to submit an abstract to attend the conference. Registration information will be available soon.
  2. Would you like to host a future conference? Review our Call for Critical Dietetics Conference Hosts and submit your application by August 1, 2017.
  3. Would you like to support the work of Critical Dietetics by volunteering for the Conference or Journal committees? Review our Critical Dietetics Conference Committee and our Journal of Critical Dietetics Committee terms of reference and submit your application by August 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please email Jacqui Gingras.

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Critical Dietetics Conference 2017

For the first time ever, we are taking our annual international conference ONLINE! The conference will be held on July 26 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm PST. There will be opportunities for people to join sessions that fit with their time zone or join for the entire 12 hours. All those who are registered will be able to access recorded sessions. We look forward to connecting across vast distances.

And, consider sharing your perspectives with people from around the world. Submit an abstract by July 1, 2017 that relates to the critical dietetics work that you are currently doing or would like to do. Review the attached Call for Abstracts, share with colleagues, and plan to attend. If you have any questions, please email Jacqui Gingras.

Call for Abstracts 2017 Critical Dietetics Conference Around the World


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New Issue: Journal of Critical Dietetics


I am very pleased that with the help of our Layout Editor, Kerry Beake, we have published the sixth issue of our Journal and the second of 2016. This issue is called “Cultural Embodiments” and contains two reflexive articles, six research articles, and … one poem!

To review the TOC you must be a “reader” of the Journal. Become a reader of our Journal here:

The Journal of Critical Dietetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that is FREE to readers and authors. We feel pretty good about that, actually! Becoming a “reader” of the Journal enables us to communicate with you when we publish a new Journal issue or when we post a call for abstracts regarding our annual conference. Typically, we email readers of the Journal six-eight times each year and we never, ever share our email list with anyone.

If you are already registered as a “reader” of the Journal, please take a moment to review the Table of Contents to see which articles you would like to download for reading:

And, as a reminder, you are welcome to share PDFs of these articles widely, but please encourage anyone with whom you share the PDFs to become official readers of our Journal.


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