Diversity in Dietetics and Cultural Competence in Nutrition
Are you aware that the registered dietitian profession is over 81% white? Are you aware there is currently a push to recruit more BIPOC dietitians to diversify dietetics?
Do you know there’s a need for diversity in dietetics, and are you interested in being a part of the change?
If you’re a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist, do you question if your dietetic practice is culturally competent?
On YouTube: Diversity in Dietetics | Nutrition and Cultural Competence
In my new YouTube video as a POC dietitian, I discuss diversity in dietetics and give an intro on cultural competency.
Topics addressed in the video include:
- How to engage better with people who are not like you
- How to become more culturally aware or competent in nutrition
- What you can do to help the movement to create more diversity within the dietetic profession
WATCH until of the video below where I share the most important detail about cultural competency!
I’m also available for speaking engagements/workshops and writing on dietetics, diversity and cultural competence. Please my services page to learn more.
SOURCES discussed in the video:
DIVERSITY IN DIETETICS:
Commission on Dietetic Registration: Registered Dietitians by Demographics
https://www.cdrnet.org/registry-statistics-new?id=1779&actionxm=ByDemographics (Stats are updated often).
Riediger, Natalie et al (2018). Diversity and Equity in Dietetics and Undergraduate Nutrition Education in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research: https://dcjournal.ca/doi/10.3148/cjdpr-2018-034
Gurneet K Dhami is completing a thesis on dietetic diversity focused on the experiences of racialized dietitians in Canada. Learn more: https://www.gurneetkdhami.com/
Diversity and Inclusion: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/practice-resources/diversity-and-inclusion
Diversify Dietetics: https://www.diversifydietetics.org/
Robinson, Shamera. Doubling Down on Diversity (Jun 4, 2020). FoodandNutrition.org: https://foodandnutrition.org/from-the-magazine/doubling-down-on-diversity-the-journey-to-a-more-diverse-field/
Does the dietetic industry need more diversity? Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/dietetics/comments/3abvbv/does_the_dietetic_industry_need_more_diversity/
CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND DIVERSITY:
Goody, Cynthia & Drago, Lorena (2009). Using Cultural Competence Constructs to Understand Food Practices and Provide Diabetes Care and Education. American Diabetes Association Diabetes Spectrum: https://doi.org/10.2337/diaspect.22.1.43
de Guzman, Maria, Rosario T., Durden, Tonia R., Taylor, Sarah A., Guzman, Jackie M., Potthoff, Kathy L. (2016). Cultural Competence: An Important Skill Set for the 21st Century. Nebraska Extension, University of Nebraska. https://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/html/g1375/build/g1375.htm
Welcome, I'm Michelle! I'm a TV and digital media registered dietitian and Asian cuisine content creator based out of Hamilton, ON Canada!
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