Food, Nutrition and Eating Issues of Transgender and Gender-diverse Individuals Background 

Importance of Topic to Practice
The practice of dietetics is duty-bound to human rights. Table 1 is a summary of national legislation on gender identity human rights and dietetics practice competencies for Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In most of these countries, gender identity rights are protected, and dietitian competencies require that dietitians practice in a culturally-appropriate manner including care that is appropriate to a person’s gender
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