Sheri Barke is a Registered Dietitian specializing in eating disorders, sports nutrition, and wellness in the Santa Clarita Valley.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Sheri earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA while simultaneously completing her Dietetic Internship at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Early in her career, she was named “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her innovation, dedication, and leadership promoting healthy eating and positive body image in the community.
For almost 20 years, Sheri worked in college student health (first at UCLA and then at College of the Canyons), providing individual nutrition counseling to students, teaching numerous workshops and academic classes, and coordinating the Body Mind Wellness programs on campus. She also spent 2 years as the Sports Dietitian Consultant for the NBA G-League South Bay Lakers and the Performance Dietitian Consultant for the California Institute of the Arts School of Dance.
In the Fall of 2019, Sheri joined the full time faculty at Los Angeles Mission College School of Health & Human Performance, where she currently teaches a full load of nutrition courses. In addition, she owns a small private nutrition counseling practice in the Santa Clarita Valley, where she lives with her husband, two children, and beloved rescue dog “Daisy.”
Sheri grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and has fond memories of her dancing years on the award-winning Saugus High School Dance Team. She is passionate about helping kids, teens and adults fuel their bodies for optimal performance in school, sport, and life, while also developing a positive relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. Having overcome many personal life challenges, Sheri has grown to value balance, authenticity, resiliency/grit, and meaningful connections in life. She nurtures these in herself by scheduling frequent FUN and challenging hiking adventures to the most beautiful, awe-inspiring places in nature with her amazing “trail friends.” So far, she has experienced the thrill of hiking to the top of Yosemite’s Half Dome and Zion’s Angel’s Landing, she has trekked from North Rim to South Rim of the Grand Canyon in one day, and she has successfully climbed the tallest mountains in Southern California, including Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contingent U.S., making new friends and sharing stories of strength and wisdom along the way.