Barbara Spalding is a second career Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience as a sales and marketing professional. In her first career, Barbara founded, grew and managed an employee benefits and health insurance agency and consultancy in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. She sold her first business to a large regional insurance agency, worked in outside sales for the new company, and achieved "President's Club" status for her sales performance. She later returned to school to follow her passion for food and nutrition, and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Barbara has two Master and two Bachelor degrees. She earned a B.S. in Dietetics and M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Currently Barbara provides business development skills training for dietitians and other health professionals; runs a private practice in East Windsor, NJ; writes, edits and curates secondactkichen.com, a food and nutrition blog; and serves as the Chair of the Second Career Dietitians Specialty Group of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.