Jackie Barcal grew up in Granite Bay where she also attended Granite Bay High School and played softball. After graduating in 2004, she continued her athletic career at California State University, Stanislaus. It was during this time that her passion for nutrition developed. During her junior year at CSU Stanislaus, she experienced firsthand the effect nutrition had not only on her athletic performance, but also her everyday life. “When I entered college I had no idea of what career I wanted to pursue, but I knew this; I loved sports and I had a passion for helping people. Whatever I decided to do with my life, I knew I wanted to enhance the quality of life of others. I feel as a registered dietitian I am able to fulfill all of my loves. I truly enjoy my profession which makes going to work every day that much more enjoyable”.
After graduating magna cum laude and earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration finance, Jackie obtained a second bachelor’s degree in dietetics from CSU Sacramento in 2011. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship (DI) at CSU Fresno. Jackie joined Arden Hills in the fall of 2012 from Fresno where she worked as a Registered Dietitian for TERRIO Physical Therapy and Fitness. During her time at TERRIO, she consulted with active individuals, highly competitive athletes, gastric bypass patients, and those with a variety of medical diagnoses such as diabetes, high cholesterol, renal and liver disease, high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal disorders. She is currently pursuing a certificate as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and also plans on completing a Master’s degree to further her education.
In her spare time, Jackie enjoys staying active, attending sporting events, reading up on the latest sports nutrition recommendations, and going grocery shopping in hopes of finding new and healthy items to incorporate into her practice. You will likely find her working out at Arden Hills so feel free to say hello if you see her.
Balance & Moderation
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health” ~Hippocrates
“Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible” ~Dorothy Draper
“Mainstream medicine would be way different if they focused on prevention even half as much as they focused on intervention…” ~Anonymous
Setup your consultation today! Email Jackie or call the Resort to make an appointment at 916.482.6111!