Farryl Bertmann is a lecturer in the UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences Department. Farryl is passionate about developing and evaluating nutrition programs that are sustainable, inclusive, culturally-derived, and resilient. She has been collaborating with agricultural centers from rural Vermont to rural Kenya; along the way she strives to create community-engaged learning opportunities for her students.  When not on campus, you may find Farryl cheering at soccer games, walking her dog, and enjoying Lake Champlain with her family.


  • Eakin H, Connors JP, Wharton C, Bertmann FMW, Xiong A, Stoltzfus. Towards Principles of Food System Sustainability: Emerging Themes and Consensus. Agriculture and Human Values. 2017; 34:757-773
  • Althoff RR, Ametti M, Bertmann FMW. The Role of Food Insecurity in Developmental Psychopathology. Preventive Medicine. 2016;92:106-109
  • Pinard CA, Smith TM, Calloway EE, Fricke HE, Bertmann FMW, Yaroch AL. Auxiliary Measures to assess Factors Related to Food Security: Preliminary Testing and Baseline Characteristics of Newly Designed Hunger-Coping Scales. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2016;4:289-295
  • Bertmann FMW. A Pilot Study of Food Security among Syrian Refugees in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. J Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2016;116(9): A-10
  • Pinard CA, Bertmann FMW, Byker CB, Schober D, Smith TM, Carpenter LC, Yaroch AL. What factors Influence SNAP Participation? Literature reflecting enrollment in food security programs from a social and behavioral science perspective. J Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2016; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Smith T, Bertmann FMW, Pinard CA, Schober DJ, Fricke H, Shuval K, Nguyen BT, Yaroch AL.  Factors associated with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation among the working poor: findings from 2012 American Community Survey. J Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (in press)
  • Bertmann FMW, Yaroch AL.  The role of Breast Milk and Breastfeeding within the Context of a Sustainable, Resilient Food System. J Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2016; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bertmann FMW, Fricke HE, Carpenter L, Schober DJ, Smith T, Pinard C, Yaroch AL. A workplace farmstand pilot programme in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Public Health Nutr. 2015;May 28:1-5 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nguyen BT, Shuval K, Bertmann FMW, Yaroch AL. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food Insecurity, Dietary Quality, and Obesity Among US Adults. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(7):1453-1459.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019 UVM CUPS Outstanding New Service -Learning Faculty Award
  • 2016 recipient of Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) Dietetics Educator of the year award

Associations and Affiliations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group
  • Global Member Interest Group - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Farryl Bertmann

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Global Dietetics addressing Malnutrition & the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).


  • PhD, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness, Arizona State University, 2013
  • MS, Applied Biology, Arizona State University, 2009
  • MA, German, Arizona State University, 2004
  • BS, Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, 2000


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