Designing Dietetics For White Wellbeing Impedes Racial Justice

or Who Says Food Isn’t Medicine?

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The exhortation ‘food isn’t medicine’ is doing the rounds on social media again.

It’s posted by healthcare professionals who share a concern about the impact of nutritionism, strongly allied with diet culture. Good. All food workers should raise awareness of harmful practices that masquerade as…