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Transgender Nutrition

Transgender Nutrition

Welcome to the Transgender Nutrition Project

Because there are currently no specific nutrition guidelines for transgender patients, the Evidence Analysis Center is conducting a scoping review to determine availability of literature examing hormone therapy outcomes and the role of nutrition in transgender individuals. Use the links on the left to view the review search perameters, including the broad research question.

  • Scoping Review Project Team and Disclosures (2020)

    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to the scoping review:

    Project Leaders

    • Mary R. Rozga, PhD, RDN, Project Manager
      Nutrition Researcher, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL, USA
    • Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RDN, Lead Analyst
      Independent Contractor, Arvada, CO, USA
    • Deepa Handu, PhD, RDN, Methodologist
      Senior Scientist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL USA

    Content Advisors

    • Jennifer Cantwell Wood, MPH, RD, LDN
      Family Nutrition of the Triad, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    • Vaughn Darst, MS, RD
      Center for Discovery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    • Whitney Linsenmeyer, PhD, RD, LD
      Assistant Professor, DPD Director, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA

    Financial Contributors

    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    The views or interests of the funding bodies did not influence the development of this review.

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest:  In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers:

    • Darst, V: Co-investigator for a grant for transgender nutrition program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, funded by Cigna Foundation; hired speaker on transgender eating disorder priorities 
    • Linsenmeyer, W: Consultant on Advisory Roundatable Partiicpant for Midwest Dairy Council regarding DASH Diet; sustainability; health & wellness; milk & dairy imitators. Primary investigator on Transgender Health Collaborative funded by employer. Primary investigator for Spark Micgrant - Diet and Nutrition Considerations of Transgender Patients: A Mixed Methods Cohort Study.. Received reimbursement of travel expenses for FNCE as Academy spokesperson.