Hi, I’m Craig!

I am a Registered Dietitian based in Toronto/Tkaronto, Ontario. I am a cis-gender, gay man and my pronouns are he/him/his. I started this practice to help LGBTQ+ folks get reliable, inclusive support around their bodies and food. Whether it is around chronic disease management, settling a difficult digestive tract, or just living your best life, I can help! I practice from a health at every size approach. This means I celebrate body diversity, challenge scientific and cultural assumptions around health and wellness, and prioritize compassionate self-care. This also means that I reject the idea that weight is a strong indicator of good health, and prefer to focus on rejecting diet culture, promoting positive relationships with our body, and working on measurable health outcomes such as blood sugars, cholesterol/triglycerides, and blood pressure. I also practice from an intersectional perspective, acknowledging how factors like ethnicity, gender, age, and ability affect our lived experience.

I do not restrict my services to only members of the LGBTQ+ community. I believe we all can thrive in safer, inclusive spaces.

I am a Registered Dietitian, certified through the College of Dietitian’s of Ontario. I completed my Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo and my Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food from Toronto Metropolitan University. I also have my Master of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health through the University of Toronto. Through my education, I have completed various courses and certifications in health, gender, and sexuality such as:

  • Sociology of Gender
  • Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • Human Sexuality in Relationships
  • Parents, Children, and Family Relations
  • Public Health Policy – focus on Sex Education Curriculums for the public school system
  • Nutrition Programs and Strategies – focus on the inclusivity of LGBTQ folks in acute care settings
  • Social Determinants of health
  • Eating Disorder Sensitive: Education for Dietitian’s – Body Brave

In addition to my education, I have also worked in the field of gender and sexuality education and advocacy through experiences such as:

  • Training and Education Specialist at Rainbow Health Ontario, a leader in LGBT2SQ+ health.
  • Course Content Creator for CFNY 409 Gender and Food Security at Toronto Metropolitan University.
  • Contract Lecturer for FNP 100 – Introduction to Professional Practice at Toronto Metropolitan University.
  • Teaching and Research Assistant in the Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies department at the University of Waterloo.
 

1-on-1 Counselling Packages

Specific Areas of Focus:

  • Digestive health and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic disease management 
  • Relationships with food, such as emotional eating and chronic dieting
  • Pre and post-surgical nutrition optimization (digestive or trans-related)
  • Plant-based eating 
  • Prenatal and postnatal nutrition

Food Recharge

  • 1 Initial Appointment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Follow Up Appointments (2 x 30 minutes)
  • Unlimited messaging with me for the duration of the package.
  • A copy of my Queerly Nutrition Food Smarts Kit, comprised of meal planning and meal preparation tips and templates

Food Refresh

  • 1 Initial Appointment (60 minutes)
  • 3 Follow Up Appointments (3 x 30 minutes)
  • Unlimited messaging with me for the duration of the package.
  • Access to a food and nutrition database and tracking system for the duration of the package.
  • A copy of my Queerly Nutrition Food Smarts Kit, comprised of meal planning and meal preparation tips and templates  

Food Revitalization

  • 1 Initial Appointment (60 minutes)
  • 4 Follow Up Appointments (4 x 30 minutes)
  • Unlimited messaging with me for the duration of the package.
  • Access to a food and nutrition database and tracking system for the duration of the package.
  • A copy of my Queerly Nutrition Food Smarts Kit, comprised of meal planning and meal preparation tips and templates
 
 
 

Consulting services

I provide a variety of in-person and virtual training for groups on topics relating to health, wellness, inclusivity, and professional practice:

Health and Wellness: workplace wellness, mental health and food, meal planning and preparation.

LGBTQ Inclusivity: LGBTQ terminology and language, nutrition and health considerations, creating welcoming spaces

Professional Practice: Person-centered care, trauma-informed nutrition services, interprofessional practice, program planning

Contact

Please email craig@queerlynutrition.com

for more information.

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