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Jill White is Associate Professor Emeritus at Dominican University, where she continues to teach online and administrate a Head Start Nutrition Grant with the City of Chicago. Her clinical experiences as a Pediatric Dietitian centered around the South Side of Chicago where she began her academic career precepting students from Chicago internships, including Malcolm X College Dietetic Technology Program. Her research and dissertation work, framed in Critical Race Theory, has centered around increasing people of color in Dietetics. She initiated a Coordinated Program at Dominican, Cultural Diversity in Child Nutrition and piloted the first Independent Supervised Practice Program (ISPP) in collaboration with Alabama State Extension. She continues to advocate and speak nationally and internationally, and is on the Coordinating and Editorial Board for the Journal of Critical Dietetics and is current Past President of World Critical Dietetics. Her current graduate and undergraduate courses address Food, Diversity and Social Justice. She also serves on the Research Committee for the MIG National Organization of Blacks in Nutrition and Dietetics (NOBIDAN).

BA, Foods and Nutrition, Rosary College
Selected Publications

White, J. & Beto, J. (2013). Strategies for Addressing the Internship Shortage and Ethnic Diversity in Dietetics. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 113(6), 771-775. Retrieved from Strategies for Addressing the Internship Shortage and Lack of Ethnic Diversity in Dietetics - Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (

White, J. (2012). Teaching the Counter Story: An Analysis of Narration in African American Cookbooks utilizing Critical Race Theory. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 1(2). Retrieved from Teaching the counter story. An analysis of narration in African American cookbooks using Critical Race Theory | Journal of Critical Dietetics (  

(2007). The Challenge of Building a Social Movement: The Right of Return for African American Katrina Survivors. Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education Journal.

Selected Presentations
Teaching the Counter Story: An analysis of narration in African American Cookbooks using Critical Race Theory, Critical Dietetics Conference / PaperS, 2012
Developing an Intracultural Dietetic Internship Program, Critical Dietetics Conference / Podium, 2012
Increasing Diversity through the New ISPP Pathway, a Pilot Program Report, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetcs 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo / Podium, 2012
Addressing Diversity and Disparity in Dietetics and Nutrition Education, International Congress of Dietetics Conference / Podium, 2012
Hearing the Voices: African American Nutrition Educators Speak, Critical Dietetics Conference / PaperS, 2011


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