Gingras, J. (2009). Longing for recognition: The joys, contradictions, and complexities of practicing dietetics. York, UK: Raw Nerve Books.

Chapters in books

Aphramor, L., & Gingras, J. R. (in press). Tracing the dietetics positivist enterprise: The ethics of obfuscating the social in maternal nutritional health. In M. Unnithan-Kumar (Ed.), Fatness, food and childbearing: cultural perspectives on the body, nutrition and reproductive practices. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Aphramor, L., & Gingras, J. R. (in press). That remains to be said: Disappeared feminist discourses on fat in dietetic theory and practice. In E. D. Rothblum & S. Solovay (Eds.), Fat studies reader. New York: New York University Press.

Aphramor, L. & Gingras, J. R. (in press). Helping people change: Promoting politicised practice in the healthcare professions. In E. Rich, L. Monaghan, & L. Aphramor (Eds.), Expanding the obesity debate. London: Palgrave.

Aphramor, L., & Gingras, J. R. (2008). Sustaining imbalance: Evidence of neglect in the pursuit of nutritional health. In Editors: S. Riley, M. Burns, H. Frith, S. Wiggins, & P. Markula (Eds.), Critical bodies: representations, practices and identities of weight and body management (pp. 155-174). London: Palgrave.

Gingras, J. R. (2004). Like cold water or a kiss: Reflections on transformative teachings. In G. Smith, M. L. deZwart, & L. Peterat (Eds.), Home economics now: Transformative practice, ecology, and everyday life, a tribute to the scholarship of Eleanore Vaines (pp. 67-75). Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press.

Journal Articles

Atkins, J., & Gingras, J. R. (in press). Coming and going: Exploring first and final year nutrition students' experiences of their education. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

Gingras, J. (2008). Sacra conversazione-A tender dialectic invoking an arts practice-based autoethnography to bridge language and silence in dietetics. Educational Insights, 12(2). [Available:]

Gingras, J. R., & Tiro, L. (2008). Mandarin peelings and Lola's Tinola: exploring subjectivity and belonging through cultural food narratives. Food, Culture & Society, 11(3), 375-400.

Gingras, J. R. (2008). The vulnerable learner: moving from middle to margin in dietetic education. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 1(3). [Available:]

Gingras, J. R. (2006). Throwing their weight around: Canadians take on health at every size. Health at Every Size Journal, 19(4), 195-206.

Gingras, J. R. (2005). The defeat of imagination: repressive codes governing our media. Feminist Media Studies, 5(2), 255-257.

Gingras, J. R. (2005). Evoking trust in the nutrition counselor: why should we be trusted? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 18, 57-74.

Gingras, J. R., Fitzpatrick, J., & McCargar, L. J. (2004). Body image of chronic dieters: Lowered appearance evaluation and body satisfaction. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 104(10), 1589-1592.

Gingras, J. R., Harber, V., Field, C., & McCargar, L. (2000). Metabolic assessment of female chronic dieters with either a normal or a low resting energy expenditure. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 71, 1413-1420.

Ball, G. D. C., Gingras, J. R., Fimrite, A., Villetard, K., Kayman, S., & McCargar, L. J. (1999). Weight relapsers, maintainers and controls: Metabolic and behavioural differences. Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology, 24, 548-558.

Gingras, J. R. (1998). Body image dissatisfaction: A framework for development and recommendations for dietitians. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 59, 132-137.

Gingras, J. R. (1997). Home economics - Strength in new directions. Journal of Home Economics Education, 35(1), 4-5.


Gingras, J. (2001). Toxic playground: Understanding the environmental influences that increase the risk of childhood weight disturbance & recommendations for prevention. A discussion paper prepared on behalf of the Fraser Health Authority, Burnaby, BC.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Gingras, J., & Aphramor, L. (2007). Letter to the editor. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics,

Gingras, J. R. (2007). Giving voice to my own astonishment. Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal 5, 12.


Gingras, J. R. (2008). Wonderinging & Home favourite. arts-informed, 6(2), 4-6.

Gingras, J. R. (2003). If not I? Practice, 21, 7.

Conference Presentations

Gingras, J., & Atkins, J. (2009). Mapping resiliency among dietitians. Dietitians of Canada Conference, Charlottetown, PEI.