Innovation in Nutrition Education

BC Dairy is committed to promoting health and wellness in BC. As experts in nutrition education, our registered dietitians promote the adoption of healthy eating habits through evidence-based and engaging nutrition education programs, resources, and tools for educators and health professionals. Our nutrition education materials are designed to help people learn to eat well and develop positive relationships with food.

Joel Barohn, MS, RD, Chef

I am fortunate to work for the hard-working dairy farmers throughout BC. Before joining BC Dairy, I worked as a Health and Wellness Program Coordinator for a Texas-based dairy association. I am proud to say I have worked for dairy farmers in both Canada and the US.

Prior to moving to Vancouver, I attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and later taught culinary school to the public. My passion for food and a growing interest in nutrition led me to discover the intersection between what we eat and our health. I soon decided to become a Registered Dietitian and combine my passion for education, good food, and wellness. In addition to community engagement, I also enjoy talking to youth about sports nutrition.

Outside of work I love to travel, look at art, play sports, explore the outdoors, and spend time with my wife. I believe success is gained through partnerships and feel as a community, we can make a healthier BC.

Erica Cahill

Erica Cahill, RD

Prior to working at BC Dairy as a nutrition educator, I received a degree in earth and environmental sciences from UBC Okanagan. From this experience, I decided to pursue a career as a registered dietitian as a way to combine my love and knowledge of food and where it comes from with a passion for helping people.

One of the reasons I love living in BC is the abundance of high quality local food options we get to experience because of our access and proximity to agricultural communities

I was raised in the Okanagan and by being a part of a farming community I got to see first hand the dedicated farmers and the respect they have for the land, animals, and their communities. I am grateful to get to work with these hard working BC farmers that help to provide safe, delicious, and nutritious food for British Columbians every day.