Feminism, dietetics and realistic fitness: Can they be team players?

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This chapter, written by a feminist dietitian who is also a spoken word artist, explores the need to radically reorient narratives on wellbeing so that they no longer ignore the metabolic impact of living with shame and stigma. The chapter is structured so that the reader first has an understanding of a traditional dietetic approach to public health, weight and physical activity. It then explores some of the inherent problems in this traditional approach and suggests an alternative model called Well Now. It explores how this innovative approach reflects feminist sensibilities focusing on those related to gender, wellbeing, embodiment, movement and knowledge creation. The chapter finishes by (pro) claiming the power and place of our stories in building a meaningful knowledge base for dietetics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education
EditorsLouise Mansfield, Jayne Caudwell, Belinda Wheaton, Beccy Watson
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137533180
ISBN (Print)9781137533173
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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