Rachel Dickens is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She is currently on leave while pursuing her passion for Indigenous health and wellness.
Rachel is originally from Prince Rupert, BC, and is of mixed ancestry, including East Asian and Tsimshian from the community of Lax Kw’alaams. She has been trained as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and continues on her learning journey working within Indigenous communities.
She has the privilege of living and working on Tla-o-qui-aht homelands, also known as Tofino, BC. She is currently working alongside the Nuu-chah-nulth nations as a Diabetes Educator for the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Trible Council.
Membership and Schooling
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BSc) at Griffith University in Australia
- Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics (M.ND), with a major in Public Health
- UBC PhD Student, School of Kinesiology
- An active member of Dietitians of Canada, College of Dietitians of BC, Diabetes Canada and Nutrition Blog Network.
She is a member of Dietitians of Canada, is registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University in QLD, Australia. After graduating Rachel worked in Australia in private practice, diabetes management, and Indigenous health. Her love for the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia brought her back to Victoria where she worked at the Diabetes Education Centre at the Royal Jubilee Hospital until 2019.
Rachel has 10 years of experience working as a Dietitian and loves sharing her knowledge of healthy eating and cooking. She is passionate about the healing powers of food and empowering individuals to reach their health-related goals.