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Kristi Veltkamp

Kristi is one of the Outpatient Dietitians at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. She did her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and then went on to complete her Master’s degree and dietetic internship at Northern Illinois University. Kristi’s interest in nutrition sparked while competing in basketball as a collegiate athlete. She is always seeking new ways to fuel the body, mind, and soul to be at its best. Her job includes a wide variety of responsibilities, including outpatient nutrition counseling (with special interest in sports nutrition), teaching an Intuitive Eating class, and providing nutrition education for patients in the hospital. She can usually be found playing or watching sports, out in the sun, or inside reading or crafting. When asked what she eats, Kristi states “Whatever I want to eat. There are no diets. Just eating food the way we were made to eat it”.

Kristi Veltkamp

Posts from Kristi Veltkamp

Hot flashes? There’s something to soy

The isoflavone content in these food products may help alleviate symptoms of menopause.

Picnics, potlucks and … pathogens?

Safe food preparation and smart handling can help your family avoid foodborne illness at summer outings.

Battle your bathroom woes

Got gut problems? Fiber, water and stress management may be the best tools to improve your digestive health.

Where is the sugar hiding?

Find sweet saboteurs and learn how to keep your healthy eating on track.

Meals on the run

A dietitian offers up a scrumptious list of fast and healthy foods—and you can make all of them at home.

The superfoods of fall

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it the bounty of the harvest season.

Los diez ingredientes que debe evitar en sus alimentos

Se sorprenderá al leer algunos de ellos en la lista.

Top 10 food ingredients to avoid

Some on the list might surprise you.

The magic of herbs

Don't miss these flavorful, powerful antioxidants. Our 7 easy tips show you how to make the most out of your herb garden.

Make peace with your body

Nurture a lifelong healthy outlook by reevaluating the expectations you place on yourself.

Eat your way to better sleep

What you eat—and don’t eat—before bed will play a big role in what happens when your head hits the pillow.

The vicious cycle: Sugar, processed foods

Want to end those relentless cravings for all things sweet and salty? Bring on the protein, fiber and healthy fats.