Amanda has presented to food & nutrition professionals across the country on topics including food recovery, allergen-safe dining, & wellness programming.
Michigan State University Activities Board (UAB)
- Alumni Panel | 2022
- Session 174: Waste? Not! How Culinary Labs are Reimagining Food Waste
- Wellness Under Pressure: Healthfully Navigating Food, Fads & Expectations | 2018
- Full Speed Ahead! How Indianapolis Public Schools FoodService Reinvented 70+ Operations in 2 Years | 2018
- Navigating Hot-button Terms in Foodservice | 2015
- Candid Conversation: Turning Food Waste Into Opportunity | 2018
- From Hairnets to Hashtags: Marketing Your School Nutrition Program | 2019
- Special Diet Menu Mix | 2016
- Nutrition Forum | 2016
- Collaborative Wellness | 2014
- Afternoon Ethics | 2016
- Advance Your Career | 2015
Media Features & Publications
Amanda has been featured in over 40 articles and media interviews. Click on any of the links below to read more!
Personalize Your Plate Instagram Feature: Guest RD Takeover - National Nutrition Month // IFIC
Mediterranean Diet Review For A Healthy Lifestyle // Ask Men: Diet & Eating
7 Things That Could be Causing Your Bad Breath // Good Housekeeping UK via Netdoctor
Dietitians Answer Questions About Energy Levels, Picky Eaters, Plant-based Diets & More for those with Type 2 Diabetes // The Diabetes Council
30 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget // Buzzfeed
"If fresh berries are on sale, buy those and freeze them. We also always buy fresh asparagus and freeze it for an easy meal addition. Frozen peppers, diced onions, chopped spinach, and broccoli florets are low-cost and perfect to throw into all of your meals. Also, whole carrots (baby carrots spoil faster) and frozen whole edamame with a little garlic and olive oil make a perfect snack-pack combo! It's also great to have canned black beans, corn, tomatoes, and green beans on hand." - Amanda Kruse
Why Was Everyone Talking About Poop At The NYC Marathon? // Refinery 29
How to tell if your protein bar is legit // Refinery 29
Here's What You Need to Know About Probiotic Drinks // Refinery 29
Is carb flu really a thing? // Refinery 29
Dietitians Put Their "Best Fork Forward" // American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc.
Is Healthy Food Really Healthy? // Mindfood Magazine
“We are a restaurant just like any other,” said Kruse. “It is our job to make sure these students have things that they want to eat.”
“If it’s something (students) decide they don’t like, that’s valuable feedback for us,” said Kruse. “It’s only nutritious if it’s food they’re going to eat. We want our menus to reflect kid-friendly focused items that they really want to eat.”
6 Ways to Have a Healthier Relationship with Food // Netdoctor
Should we be eating more seaweed? // Netdoctor
Health & Nutrition Staffers Educate at D-Town Farm Harvest Festival // MSU Extension Spotlight
Indiana Diet Manual, Volume 9 // Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Healthy Holiday Tips (Part 1) // American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc.
Student Room ft. From the RDs to the RD2Bs // CN Magazines
The Ultimate Corporate Travel Nutrition Guide // Master Suites
"Nothing’s probably going to change. We're still going to serve the same nutritious meals we've been serving to these kids for years. I wasn't very concerned," Kruse said.
"They want to know there's food on the menu that I like, hey this is really tasty. We had kids scream for turkey bacon tonight which was amazing," Kruse said.
IPS 'Summer Servings' meal program underway // WISH-TV 8
IPS to serve free meals over fall break // WISH-TV 8
IPS food truck feeds 'school lunch' to thousands of kids over summer break // USA Today via Indy Star
IPS Brings 'Café' To Far West Side Students // WFYI
Winter Break Meals & More // RTV 6 - The Indy Channel
IPS Bus Stop Cafe serves nutritious grub to students on break // Indy Star
Campus Dietitian Steps Up to the Plate // Ball State Magazine
“I am lucky to work on many diverse, impactful initiatives that reach young people at a key point in their lives, as they transition from home-cooked meals and gym class to the responsibility of integrating nutrition and wellness into their own lives,” Kruse said.
“I’ve watched students try certain vegetables for the first time and individuals with severe food allergies shed their fear of dining on campus. We’ve come so far in promoting health and managing disease at Ball State, and I’m honored to be recognized for our progress.”
IPS to offer free meals over winter break // WISH-TV 8
School Meals: An Insiders' Look // American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc.
IPS launches bus cafe to feed more students // RTV 6 - The Indy Channel
Americans more likely to buy natural, local // Ball State Daily
Six Tips to Eating Healthy on Campus // Ball State Daily
Atrium Offers New Health Tips // Ball State Daily
Active Minds, Counseling Center host events for Eating Disorder Awareness Week // Ball State Daily
In College & Living in Poverty // Ball Bearings
This is What School Food Really Looks Like (Part 2) // Food Management
Advocates, States Take a Bite Out of School Nutrition Law // US News & World Report
Battling the freshman 15 // Newslink Indiana
5 Foodservice Trends for 2016 // Food Management
Six Steps to Great Gluten-free Foodservice // Food Management