Diversity in Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Resources Related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Dietetics and Nutrition Training, Research, and Practice

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Diversity and Inclusion Resources Curated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy has a list of diversity and inclusion resources linking to Member Interest Group pages, articles, awards and grants, research articles, publications, recorded sessions, videos, and webinars. 


Free recorded session from FNCE® 2019: 

Combatting Unconscious Bias and Preventing Microaggressions: A Professional Duty

The Academy established its Diversity and Inclusion Committee "to enhance the recruitment, retention and inclusion of, and leadership development for, individuals from underrepresented groups as identified by the Academy." Since its inception, the Committee has provided support and funding for professionals to promote diversity and inclusion via various programs and projects. Despite its efforts, the number of reporting RDNs who identify as non-white remains under 10 percent. These cultural and ethnic disparities can result in social and ethical challenges in professional settings. This session will provide the instruments needed to internalize coping strategies for reducing the frequency of microaggressions in their surroundings. Attendees will also gain the ability to recognize opportunities to aid their organizations and programs in lessening occurrences of unconscious and implicit bias. Speakers will explain how a commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique can help participants discover how their own beliefs impact their competence and even their ethical decision-making.

 

Diversify Dietetics

Diversify Dietetics provides a community for students, professionals, and educators dedicated to increasing ethnic and racial diversity in the nutrition and dietetics profession. 

 

Academy Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

Join an MIG that focuses on areas other than practice of dietetics or geographic location. As divisions of the national organization, MIGs reflect the many characteristics of the Academy's membership and the public it serves. Some MIGs include Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Cultures of Gender and Age (COGA), Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (IND), Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN), and the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)

 

Free Webinar Series

Enhancing Diversity in the Dietetics Profession: Stories from RD/RDNs with Disabilities 

 

Research Collaborations

Utilize the Research DPG Electronic Mailing List (EML) to enquire about potential research collaborations within the RDPG. 

 

Diversify Dietetics Webinar

Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN, the RDPG Diversity Liaison and Kate Burt, PhD, RD were interviewed by Diversify Dietetics for their #InclusiveDietetics Facebook group and study. 

 

Diversity and Inclusion in Dietetics: Educators as Allies and Advocates Webinar

Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN, the RDPG Diversity Liaison and Kate Burt, PhD, RD presented a webinar for the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The webinar is available here and webinar materials were posted to the NDEP website




Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Abstracts

Title Authors

 Need for Data on Physical Disabilities among Nutrition and Dietetics Professionals

 

 Baxter SD, Williams T, Cochran N 

 Enhancing Diversity and the Role of Individuals with Disabilities in the Dietetics Profession

 

 Baxter SD, Gordon B, Cochran N

 Building a Brighter Tomorrow: Diversity, Mentoring, and the Future of Dietetics

 

 Bergman EA

 Promoting Diversity within the Dietetics Profession through a Peer Mentorship Program

 

 Besnilian A, Goldenberg A, Plunkett SW

 Strategies and Recommendations to Increase Diversity in Dietetics

 

 Burt KG, Delgado K, Chen M, Paul R

 Persistence in Nutrition Education and Credentialing among Low-Income Minority Students: A Qualitative Exploratory Study

 

 Burt KG, Delgado K, O'Hara J, Gissen J, Stopler M

 Inclusion is an Action Word

 

 DeBiasse M, Burt KG

 Letter to the Editor of AND

 

 DeBiasse M, Burt KG

 African-American Students' Perceptions of Their Majors, Future Professions, and the Dietetics Major and Profession: A Qualitative Analysis

 

 Felton TM, Nickols-Richardson SM, Serrano E, Hosig KW

 Building our future: A summary of the ADA Diversity Mentoring Project

 

 Fitz PA, Mitchell BE

 Minority recruitment and retention in dietetics: Issues and interventions

 

 Greenwald HP, Davis RA

 Preparing Dietetics Practitioners to Effectively Serve the Hispanic Population

 

 Heiss CJ, Rengers B, Fajardo-Lira C, Henley SM, Bizeau M, Gillette CD

 Retaining Hispanic Dietetic Undergraduate Students through Mentoring and Professional Development

 

 Olivares L, Burns-Whitmore B, Kessler L 

 Diversity in Dietetics: Why Does it Matter? [thesis]

 

 Taylor RA

 Courage of the Over- and Underrepresented

 

 Rodriguez, JC

 Program Promotes Diversity, Increases Interdisciplinary Skills

 

 Sovyanhadi M, Newborn J

 The Balancing Act of Diversity Initiatives

 

 Stein K

 The Educational Pipeline and Diversity in Dietetics

 

 Stein K

 Minority interns' experiences during their dietetics education and their recommendations for increasing diversity in dietetics: Findings from structured interviews

 

 Suarez VV, Shanklin CW

 Perceptions of Non-university Affiliated Dietetic Internship Program Directors Regarding Education Requirements to Obtain a Master's Degree as an Entry-level Dietitian

 

 Sullivan A, Heuberger RA

 Diversity in Dietetics Matters: Experiences of Minority Female Registered Dietitians in their Route to Practice [dissertation]

 

 Warren JL

 Strategies for Addressing the Internship Shortage and Lack of Ethnic Diversity in Dietetics

 

 White JH, Beto JA

 "Hearing the Voices": African American Nutrition Educators Speak about Racism in Dietetics

 

 White J

 Barriers to and Facilitators of Dietetics Education among Students of Diverse Backgrounds: Results of a Survey

 

 Wynn CL, Raj S, Tyus F, Greer YD, Batheja RK, Rizwana Z, Hand RK