An Introduction to Eating Disorders

TRIGGER WARNING: The following material contains information about eating disorders. If any content in this post makes you uncomfortable, please stop reading. Emergency Services: 911/999/112/000/111/119/120/112Canadian National Kid’s Helpline: 1 (800) 668-6868Toronto Distress Centre: 408-HELPAmerican 24 hour crisis centre: 1-800-273-TALK Additional Resources: Learn More:https://cmha.ca/mental-health/understanding-mental-illness/eating-disordershttps://nedic.ca/https://www.apa.org/topics/eatingNEDIC Find a PsychiatristAPA Find a Psychiatrist What is an Eating Disorder?Eating disordersContinue reading “An Introduction to Eating Disorders”

Food Insecurity in America

Food Insecurity is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. How does it impact us?Food insecurity can cause difficulty managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and mood disorders. It can also cause malnutrition (excess or deficiency of nutrients in diet), poor mental health and obesity. Who does it affect?Continue reading “Food Insecurity in America”

Classes About Race

At Accredited Ontario Dietetic Universities Note: Not all courses referenced below relate directly to racism, but perhaps racial issues BIPOC individuals experience, may improve cultural humility and other diversity initiatives. More and more BIPOC students are choosing to join nutrition programs and I believe the first step to cultural competency is through education. Being taughtContinue reading “Classes About Race”

Food Insecurity in Canada

Food Insecurity is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. How does it impact us?Food insecurity can cause difficulty managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and mood disorders. It can also cause malnutrition (excess or deficiency of nutrients in diet), poor mental health and obesity. Who does it affect?Continue reading “Food Insecurity in Canada”

Food Privilege

Simply put, “food privilege” is the ability to choose between a variety of food options, that people without privilege may not have. Food privilege can appear in different ways. Here are a few forms: Ability to afford nutritious food Ability to afford “organic”¬†or “free range” produce Ability to choose between different diets Access to groceryContinue reading “Food Privilege”

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

with accredited nutrition programs What is an HBCU?Historically Black colleges and universities were post secondary education institutions that were established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was the education of Black students in a safe, inclusive space. There are 101 HBCUs in America. So which are accredited? Alabama:Alabama A & M University: Bachelor of ScienceContinue reading “Historically Black Colleges and Universities”