Author:

Kristi Veltkamp

Kristi is one of the outpatient dietitians in Spectrum Health’s Nutrition Services. 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. Her job includes a wide variety of responsibilities, including 1:1 outpatient nutrition counseling (specializing in sports nutrition and weight management), teaching nutrition classes, and media opportunities. She can usually be found outside biking, or inside reading or catching up on favorite shows. When asked what she eats, Kristi states “Real whole foods with 80% good and 20% fun. There are no diets. Just eating food the way we were made to eat it”.

Posts from Kristi Veltkamp

The superfoods of fall

Autumn will soon arrive, bringing with it the bounty of the harvest season.

Top 10 cholesterol-busters

Simple, subtle changes to your diet could help protect you from heart disease and stroke.

Fuel your run

Want to boost your performance and recovery? Avoid these Top 5 nutrition mistakes.

Feed your microbiome

Find a host of delicious foods to brighten your plate and bolster good bacteria in your belly.

Beware the microbiome killers

Fried foods, refined sugars and other highly processed items wreak havoc on gut health.

Welcome to the probiotics party

As building blocks of your microbiome, these organisms play a lead role in shaping good health.

It’s all in the gut

A healthy microbiome is the foundation for building wellness.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

Fight the fire

Nutrition plays an outsized role in shaping your body's response to inflammation.

Healthy holiday eating

Yes, it can be done. Here’s how.

A healthy flair for fall fare

A few quick and easy tweaks can boost the nutrition in your stuffing, soups and more.

Top 10 snacks to stay on track

Make these quick-hit favorites your go-to solution if you're looking to lose weight or feel more energized.