Healthy eating director, Greater Wichita YMCA
Krier said her job was created to make sure nutrition gets its due in the promotion of healthful lifestyles.
“So far, the Y has addressed nutrition on a small scale, but it’s never addressed healthy eating on a large scale,” she said.
Krier said that will take at least three forms – nutrition classes for people of all ages, making sure healthful food is available at events sponsored by the Y and supporting Y employees in healthful eating.
“We want to help them create that culture as well, so they’re carrying that message to whoever they’re working with.”
Krier, 28, grew up in Wichita. She earned a degree in dietetics from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, and a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from the University of Kansas.
“I like food, I like cooking,” she said. “I initially didn’t know a lot about nutrition, but it was interesting to me. That’s how I stumbled into it. I really like helping people find ways to make healthy eating a part of their lives.”
Krier worked for the Hy-Vee supermarket chain and a Kansas City-area school district before returning to Wichita for a job at Wesley Medical Center. She started at the Y last month.
Krier and her husband, Daren, have a 3-month-old daughter, Rylee. Outside work, she enjoys running and gardening.