About Me

Hi! And thanks for stopping by. I’m Kelly D’Amico, MBS and I couldn’t be more thrilled that you are here to learn more about Made to Sustain®.

Made to Sustain Achievements

We made it to TOP 100!

We were recently added to Feedspot’s Top 100 list for Sustainable Living Blogs! Feedspot is the blog directory that features over 250k blogs and podcasts with over 120+ million users. We’re honored to make it to the list at #44! 

Blog Mission & Purpose

Established in 2020, Made to Sustain® was founded on my passions for the environment, sustainability, and good food. I wanted to start a website where I could centralize these concepts into reality by sharing with others tips to keep your carbon footprint small, while still enjoying great food that’s good for you. Made to Sustain® aims to find ways to sustain your appetite, health, and the planet. 

With so many food bloggers that promote vegan, vegetarian, or plant-based foods that were incredibly processed foods, unhealthy, or promoted unsubstantiated claims, I wanted to create a platform where good recipes were shared and backed by reliable data and facts. My recipes share information related to the health of the products, the environmental impact, and other tips to help keep your home more sustainable.

I have a unique background in the Food Industry and I am consistently keeping myself educated on sustainability trends. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Rutgers University and just completed my Master of Business and Science in Global Food Technology and Innovation from Rutgers University.

I don’t have a favorite food, but I do love wine, coffee, and pasta. I also have two cats, Leslie and Buster, who you’ll often see popping up in my videos since they love to cook with me. My husband Marcus Smith (@things_ive_seen__) is my behind-the-scenes help and is the official recipe taster and sometimes appears, too.

I pledge to ensure I am providing you factual, reliable, and digestible information that can help you make smarter food choices. I am so excited to go on this journey with you to create a more sustainable food system!



Global Food Technology & Innovation, Master of Business & Science, Rutgers University, 2021

Food Science with a concentration in Nutrition, Rutgers University, 2017


Sustainable Strategies, LinkedIn, 2023

Forks Over Knives Ultimate Cooking Class, Rouxbe Cooking School, 2021

HACCP Certification, Rutgers University, 2020

Food Safety & Good Manufacturing Practices, Rutgers University, 2019

“You Can’t love Food without
Loving the Environment, Too. “

Kelly, Founder of Made to Sustain®

Get in Touch

We are happy to support collaborations, guest posts, and of course, just good dialouge. Please reach out to me with questions, suggestions, comments, or anything else you would like to share!

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