About The Conscious Dietitian

Rachel Botany Bay, Port Renfrew

My name is Rachel and I am a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and food lover. I currently live and work in Victoria, B.C. as a Diabetes Educator for Island Health, and also provide private nutrition counselling through my private practice Pacific North Nutrition.

I created this blog to help grow and share my passion for nutrition that is equally as good for our bodies and it is for our planet. I want to share some of my favourite seasonal recipes, information on sustainable seafood choices, and nutrition advice that can help lower our carbon footprints.

My journey through nutrition may no be what you would expect of someone working in the nutrition field. I grew up in a meat and potatoes household, and I didn’t eat my first vegetable until I was a teenager… and it was a green pepper on pizza! Followed by onions on a hotdog. When I was 16 I had the opportunity to travel to Cairns in Australia to do a student exchange. It was there during my homestay that my world was opened up to new and exciting world of vegetarian cuisine. Yes baked beans in a can, but you have to start somewhere.

Throughout the years I have dabbled into a variety of diets – pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, then pescatarian again, and now I guess we can say ‘flexitarian’. I love plant-based eating, not only because it is delicious, but it also makes me feel great and I know it is the best diet for keeping our planet healthy. Follow along with me as I research and explore the sustainability of our food choices, and share with you some of my favourite vegetarian recipes.

Nayer Dam, Kerala, India
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