Rachel Schichtl PhD, RDN, FAND


Dr. Rachel Schichtl has been a Registered Dietitian since 2019. Dr. Schichtl’s focus is on community nutrition, food insecurity, access to healthy foods and food pantries. Dr. Schichtl has taught both online an in-person courses since 2014 for undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Schichtl also has a passion for mentoring students and has served as a mentor for the Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Diversify Dietetics and through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership Academy.

Classes Teaching:

Dr. Schichtl teaches Self-Care: Role Modeling Health Behaviors.


  • University of Central Arkansas (Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition)
  • University of Central Arkansas (Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship)
  • Texas Tech University (Doctor of Philosophy, Family and Consumer Sciences Education)


  • “Relationship between visceral fat and health related quality of life in 5th and 6th graders in a rural public school in Arkansas” (Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society, 2019)
  • “Student perceptions of teamwork when the number of professions represented in a case-based interprofessional education forum is expanded: A six-year cohort study” (Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2017)
  • “Multisite Randomized Study of the Energy Contents of Frequently Ordered Restaurant Meals: Comparison with Human Energy Requirements and Implications for Public Policy” (The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2016)

Professional Associations:

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Association of the Study of Food and Society (ASFS)