University of Vermont

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Faculty - Amy Nickerson

Amy Nickerson, MS, RD, Senior Lecturer and Director of the MS in Dietetics Program

  • MS Human Nutrition and Foods, University of Vermont, 1986
  • BS Human Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, 1977
  • AA Liberal Arts, Cape Cod Community College, 1973
  • Amy Nickerson's C.V.
Professional Affiliations
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Vermont Dietetic Association

Area of expertise

Healthy Living

Contact Information

Phone: 802-656-0670

Office Location: 232 Marsh Life Science

Office Hours: by appointment


Amy Nickerson promotes healthy aging across the lifespan in her professional and personal life by advocating for universal access to nourishing food and physical activity opportunities.

Professional Interests

Amy Nickerson`s commitment to healthy living for all people has most recently been focused on promoting the health and well-being of older adults through evidence-based food, nutrition and physical activity programs. She models what she teaches by running, road biking, nordic skiing and pursuing other endurance activities. Her professional experience has included nutrition/wellness in aging and public health, clinical nutrition, college teaching, and food service management.

  • NFS 295: MSD Journal Club
  • NFS 311: Supervised Practice I
  • NFS 312: Supervised Practice II
Recent Publications
  • Pintauro S, Berlin L, Regimbald S, Burczy S, Nickerson A. 2004. A Novel Approach to Delivering Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Information to Older Adults. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 30[Suppl 1]: Abstract O36, p. S36.