Gerry Kasten

Public Health Dietitian
Degrees / Designations 

Registered Dietitian; Hon Dipl Comm Cooking (NAIT); BSc(HEc) (UofAlberta); MSc (UBC); Fellow of Dietitians of Canada

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
PO Box 220 1140 Hunter Place Squamish, BC V8B 0A2


Academic Appointment 
Body Locations and Systems 
Other Areas of Research 
Population Health

Gerry Kasten loves food! He was born to a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year.  He has an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking and has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nutrition. His Master’s research was on food choices amongst gay men. He has worked in Public Health in BC for the past twenty-four years, has led the boards of directors of both Dietitians of Canada and the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. Gerry is also a Sessional Instructor in UBC’s Dietetics program.  Gerry’s chequered past has led him to a critical analysis of the constructions of gender, particularly as they are enacted through food.

He wants to live in a world where people celebrate food, sharing it with those they love, taking its pleasure without restraint because its flavour saturates their most sensuous appetites.