Season 1 Episode 2: Dealing with Microaggressions in Dietetics

Have you ever been told, “you speak so well!” or asked, “but, where are you really from?” In this episode Deanna Belleny Lewis and Tamara Melton, the co-founders of Diversify Dietetics talk about microaggressions. What are they, how do we deal with them, and how do they impact the future of dietetics? Tamara and Deanna reflect on personal experiences both in the classroom and in their careers, then discuss the resources and research available for the Diversify Dietetics community.

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Tamara Melton, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Diversify Dietetics

Tamara Melton is the Executive Director and co-founder of Diversify Dietetics. She is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with expertise in health informatics, and an educator at Georgia State University.

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Deanna Belleny Lewis, Co-Founder of Diversify Dietetics

Deanna Belleny Lewis is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist. She works as a public health practitioner, with expertise in program planning, implementation and healthcare quality improvement. Alongside Tamara, Deanna co-founded Diversify Dietetics in April 2018.

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