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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Its a Wrap!

img_5648-copyWhat a whirlwind experience and a most nourishing one as well. Last night we capped it off with an open mic in a park just by the Alhambra. The tourists were intrigued by the poetry, song, and dance! Most memorable!

For those who wish to hear the opening and closing keynotes and a sampling of other presentations from the conference including Lucy Aphramor’s “Naked Dietitian” spoken word, you can still do so by purchasing online access. Email me to get further details.

If you wish to help plan the next conference, also email me to join the conference planning committee. Work on 2017 will be very soon as we expect it to be our best conference ever!

Thanks for everyone for making this an incredible delight, especially our intrepid graphic artists, Val and Fiona. Pictures to follow!

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Day 1 – Critical Dietetics in Granada

We have completed the first day of our sixth international conference. A full day with wonderful connections made with new people. Thank you to everyone who participated in person and with the online conference. Today we will update the attendees on the Journal and we will make some decisions about next years conference, so stay tuned for that!

Again, people have remarked about how important it is to hear the stories that resonate with their own. We have Val and Fiona providing creative graphic recording about everyone who is here. I will share a picture of it soon.

The conversations are invigorating, provocative, and nourishing.

More coming soon!

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Critical Dietetics Final Program

Hello Everyone,

Here are the newly revised and updated conference program and list of abstracts. Please bring these with you in electronic form to the conference as no printed copies will be provided. As well, if there are changes, please let me know.

Stay tuned to this site for late-breaking updates!

Critical Dietetics 2016 Program

Critical Dietetics 2016 Abstracts


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In Just a Few Weeks…

We will be meeting in Granada, Spain for our 6th International Critical Dietetics Conference!

We need your help spreading the word about this conference. Please remind your colleagues that there is an online registration option for those who are not able to join us in person. Also, for your colleagues that are attending the ICD starting Sept. 7, registering for Critical Dietetics is a great way to connect with a new community. The registration information is available here:

Also, Twitter and Facebook are great places to mention the conference and link back to this blog.

Thank you for your assistance making this conference as successful and invigorating as previous gatherings!


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Two Resources to Share


In between conference planning and preparing for the next issue of the Journal of Critical Dietetics, we are pleased to share two items with our subscribers. The first is a resource for dietetic interns as they prepare for clinical rotations during their internships. Charna Gord was kind enough to share this resource with the Critical Dietetics Community. Professional Passage Announcement

The second is a call for chapters for an edited volume on Fat Mothering. The call was shared with me by one of the co-editors, Sam Abel. Please contact her if you have any questions. Fat Mothering CFP

Thank you for thinking of Critical Dietetics as a space to share interesting resources. See you in Spain!

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