What it means to provide gender-affirming care – Part 2

What is the role of the dietitian in treating gender-diverse youth? The core role of the dietitian when treating gender-diverse youth is to provide nutrition interventions in conjunction with the management of gender-related needs.  The difference between treating gender-diverse adolescents versus cisgender adolescents is that among gender-diverse adolescents disordered eating may be rooted to prevent…

What it means to provide gender-affirming care – Part 1

Individuals with eating disorders are not all the same and each individual has a unique lived experience. Transgender and non-binary people are at increased risk of developing eating disorders. This is a two-part blog series that focuses on gender-affirming care. Part one will discuss why gender-diverse people are at increased risk for the development of…

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How to Talk to Your Teenager About Healthy Eating

Oftentimes, you’ll hear the words ‘dieting’ and ‘healthy eating’ being used interchangeably. This can be confusing, especially when anti-diet dietitians are consulting people on how to ‘eat healthy’. We each build a relationship with food from the day we’re born, and many things can affect that relationship as we grow up. As parents or caregivers,…