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 Dietitians 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 X 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 Dietitians – 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 X University*
  • Contract Lecturer for FNP 100 – Introduction to Professional Practice at X University*
  • Teaching and Research Assistant in the Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies department at the University of Waterloo
* The Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force has recommended that the institution currently known as Ryerson University be renamed using a process that engages with community members as part of 22 recommendations made to help the university community acknowledge and address the legacy of Egerton Ryerson. The President and Board of Governors have approved the motion to accept all 22 recommendations and the institution is developing an action plan to implement the Task Force’s recommendations.

Packages

Specific Areas of Focus:

  • Digestive health and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic disease management 
  • Relationship 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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