Rachel is interested in many areas of nutrition on both local and global scales and enjoys working with diverse populations in the community. She is passionate about educating individuals on nutrition and food literacy, but also has a strong interest in population health issues, including food insecurity, improving our food environment and overall health equity. She has experience working with a variety of populations including pregnant women, vulnerable groups and individuals with complex mental illness.
She graduated with a BASc. in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph then continued her education at the University of Toronto where she completed her dietetic internship and Master of Public Health in Community Nutrition.
Rachel recognizes that our food, social and physical environments have strong impacts (both positive and negative) on our eating habits as well as our self-esteem, and ultimately wants to empower the people she works with to develop a positive relationship with food.