Kristina DeMuth is a Master of Public Health, Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She currently works full-time as the Social Media Director for NutritionFacts.org, a non-commercial, science-based public service.
Kristina completed undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Nutrition at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. During college she was a volunteer Research and Outreach Director for a non-profit, grassroots, eating disorder organization called The Joy Project. She assisted in community activities in addition to conducting and analyzing an extensive research study surrounding the characteristics of eating disorders. Kristina completed her dietetic internship through The University of Minnesota and The Emily Program, and soon after became a Registered Dietitian. After receiving her professional title, Kristina lived in Haiti over the course of a year where she volunteered at a feeding center helping to revamp the dietary intake of children by using local and native foods. Her experience in Haiti triggered a desire to learn more, so Kristina returned back to school for her Master’s degree at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In graduate school, Kristina worked on several research projects including assisting with Project EAT; conducting research for Smarter Lunchroom Movement in Minnesota; writing a nutrition chapter in the book, In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence; and completing her own qualitative research study exploring the use of the Moringa tree for children’s nutrition in Uganda. Her research project took second place and received a Public Health Impact award at the University of Minnesota’s Research Day 2015. Following graduate school, Kristina was a consultant for an insurance incentive program helping clients with nutrition education. She also worked with an organization to help with research, writing, and recipe development.
Kristina has been recognized by her peers as a “Dietitian Hero” for the volunteer work she has done in Haiti helping to revamp meals at an orphanage’s feeding center. She has also been the recipient of numerous scholastic awards and several research grants. She has been featured in Food and Nutrition Magazine, Twin Cities Veg Living, and Today’s Dietitian. She was a guest speaker at Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014, and has done several presentations on her work in Haiti.
In her free time, Kristina enjoys figure skating, practicing yoga, taking pictures, being with her friends and family, and traveling the world. She has been to places, such as Uganda, Spain, India, Haiti, all 50 US states, Canada, and Mexico.
Specialties: recipe development; research and writing; food photography; social media; public health; disease prevention; vegan/ vegetarian; plant-based; eating disorders; poverty and malnutrition; children, adolescent and adult nutrition; global nutrition