Farryl Bertmann is a Senior Lecturer in the UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences Department and faculty with the UVM Food Systems Program. Dr. Farryl’s focus areas include food security & nutrition assistance programs, inclusive and equitable approaches to community-based nutrition education, and global food sovereignty. She 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.
Dr. Farryl believes the goal of teaching is to kindle in students the passion for life learning. She hopes to transform students in a way that they become conscious and aware of the world around them. She wants her students to seek opportunities to broaden and expand their knowledge anywhere, in any circumstance, whether it is taking a moment to focus on breathing when they are faced with a challenge to reading the nutrition label on the back of a package. She feels students are best prepared for their career if they are engaged, curious and willing to learn.