Kamryn Whitfield, 18, of Lansing, is taking her love of health and fitness into the kitchen.
Whitfield is a culinary arts and nutrition major at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island.
“I like to eat healthy meals and snacks,” she said. “My passion for cooking has allowed me to be creative with healthy ingredients while making things that I can enjoy.”
Whitfield, who lifts weights and works out with cardio as much as she can, said she’s excited about the opportunity to learn more about food and being able to give people tips on what’s best nutritionally for them.
“I incorporate all the food groups into my diet and cooking every day,” she said.
Her advice for people trying to live a healthy lifestyle is simple: don’t diet. “Take small steps every day and read food labels,” she said. “Avoid salt too. You can use other seasonings to add something to your dish.”