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…

This Pride Month, Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

Pride month has been celebrated in June for decades. It was established to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in 1969, to raise awareness about issues the LGBTQ2+ community still faces and to amplify their voices.  One issue that is rampant among people from the LGBTQ2+ community that is not often talked about is eating disorders.  The…