Spotlight on: Diana Dibblee, RD
Community Dietitian, Halifax Regional Centre for Education
Diana Dibblee is a community dietitian who works for the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE). In the past, she led a team of dietitians and healthy living specialists to support the overall health and well-being of staff and students in the HRCE. Her interests include supporting The Nova Scotia School Food Policy guidelines; ensuring school foods are healthy and nutritious, as well as focusing on school breakfasts and school gardens.
Currently, Diana works as a Grade 4 French teacher at her local school and she is committed to getting her students and families to become healthier and more active. Along with providing nutrition and healthy living tips, she uses her yoga teacher training to teach yoga, and her passion for fitness and health by leading school run clubs. Diana chaired the first Blue Nose Kid’s Run and she volunteered for many years on the Board of Directors of the Scotia Bank Blue Nose Run weekend. She also volunteers on the Board of the Young Naturalists Club in Nova Scotia. Diana enjoys her time volunteering with the Dietitians Network of Nova Scotia, involved in a variety of jobs, including social media team, recipe creator and collaborator in the Eat, Read, Learn monthly segment.
Diana works in her community through her @dibbsondining social media accounts, to get everyone eating simple, nutritious foods. She shares recipes, cooking tips and nutritional information on seasonal and healthy foods. She holds master’s degrees from Mount Saint Vincent and Acadia and she recently finished her Educational Technology Degree at Cape Breton University. As a lifelong learner, she is committed to sharing science-based research on nutrition. She was part of the DNNS team that organized annual professional development learning sessions for dietitians in Nova Scotia with Dietitians of Canada.
With her free time, Diana loves to hike in the woods with her Springer Spaniel as well as kayak, swim, bike and play tennis. She also loves to snowshoe and ski when there is snow! She enjoys her time in the kitchen as she cooks and bakes alongside her young daughter who is a budding chef.
If you weren't a dietitian, what would you be?
If I wasn’t a dietitian, I would be a travel blogger, visiting so many beautiful hikes and scenic spots around the world and sharing the landscape, culture and amazing foods with my followers.
What is your favorite Nova Scotia food?
My favorite NS food is our local fruits and vegetables, specifically blueberries and apples and all that I can do with them (apple crisp, apple sauce, blueberry pie, blueberry muffins and delicious summer berries and fall apples).
Finish the sentence: "I feel happiest when..."
I am outside in the woods, hiking and enjoying the best of nature; as I exercise my body while supporting my mind and spirit.