Farryl Bertmann, PhD, RDN, is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Coordinated Graduate Program in Dietetics in the UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences Department. She is also an affiliate of the UVM Food Systems Program. Dr. Farryl’s focus areas include inclusive and weight-neutral approaches to health promotion, maternal and child health equity, and improving food security. She is passionate about nutrition programs that are sustainable, evidence-based, and reflect a sense of co-ownership with community members and partners. She has been collaborating with stakeholders from rural Vermont to rural Kenya; along the way, she strives to create community-based research opportunities for her students.
Dr. Farryl believes the goal of teaching is to kindle in students the passion for life learning. She feels students are best prepared for their careers when they are valued, respected, welcomed, represented, and supported. She hopes to inspire students to strive to address and mitigate barriers their future clients could face in their journey to a life of health. She wants her students to seek opportunities to broaden and expand their understanding of health equity, in any circumstance, through applied, evidence-based inquiry.