Satisfaction Factor

#60 - Including Farmworkers in Our Anti-Diet Work with Dr. Hortencia Jimenez

January 11, 2023 Naomi Katz & Sadie Simpson
Satisfaction Factor
#60 - Including Farmworkers in Our Anti-Diet Work with Dr. Hortencia Jimenez
Show Notes

*Content Warning: This week's episode contains references to sexual assault.*

This week, we’re talking to Dr. Hortencia Jimenez. Dr. Jimenez is from huichol ancestry, she was born in the Sierra Madre in the state of Nayarit, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her paternal grandmother and aunt. She holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D in Sociology and is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Dr. Jimenez is a full time Sociology professor at the community college and currently working on a co-edited undergraduate textbook on Latinxs studies with SAGE Publishing, a leading press in the social sciences. Dr. Jimenez research writing has appeared in academic publications and has numerous awards and recognitions for her work in the Latinx community. She was featured for her undieting work in Belatina news, a leading Latina digital platform, as well as CanvasRebel. Dr. Jimenez has been interviewed by First Gen American, Latinos En Vivo, Radio Bilingue, and has been on numerous podcasts. She is a contributing expert for UnDiet Your Mind app, a community based app where members can work on their UnDieting journey in a safe and supportive HAES, non-diet and Intuitive Eating aligned space. Dr. Jimenez work centers on dismantling diet culture from a social and racial justice framework and helping Latinxs heal their relationship with food and tapping into their ancestral wisdom and integrating an intuitive eating framework.

We had an amazing conversation about...

  • Why we can't talk about diet culture without talking about trauma & oppression
  • The importance of including farmworkers & farmworker justice in our conversations about Intuitive Eating & diet culture
  • The paradox & injustice of farmworkers being the backbone of the US food system, yet experiencing food insecurity themselves
  • What it means to experience cultural food insecurity
  • And how Hortencia is making Intuitive Eating concepts accessible to the Latinx & farmworker community!

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