Extension Associate Professor, Director UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Linda Berlin stretches Vermonters` thinking to consider the range of factors, from personal preference to food availability and cost, that influence our every day food choices.

Her primary interest involves working across disciplines to better understand food system concerns and to identify approaches that have the potential to achieve multiple objectives related to consumers` needs and interests, the environment, and sustainable agriculture. Her PhD dissertation research involved interviewing consumers about their attitudes and perceptions regarding organic food.


  • Berlin, L., K. Norris, J. Kolodinsky, A. Nelson. 2013. The Role of Social Cognitive Theory in Farm-to-School-Related Activities: Implications for Child Nutrition. Journal of School Health. 83(8):589-595.
  • Conner, D., F. Becot, D. Hoffer, E. Kahler, S. Sawyer, L. Berlin. 2013. "Measuring current consumption of locally grown foods in Vermont: Methods for baselines and targets," Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.
  • Berlin, L., R. Schattman, J. Hamilton. 2012. Working Towards the Common Table:  The Policy and Program Implications of Vermont’s Unified Approach to Social Justice, Food Insecurity and Local Food.  Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 7(4): 426-435
  • Roche, E., D. Conner, J. Kolodinsky, E. Buckwalter, L. Berlin, A. Powers. 2012. Social Cognitive Theory as a framework for considering farm to school programming. Childhood Obesity. 8(4):322-328
  • Pintauro, S.J., S. Regimbald, S. Burczy, A. Nickerson, P.Buzzell, L.Berlin. 2011. Evaluation of a Nutrition and Health Educational Online Computer Program for Older Adults. Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 1:117
  • Berlin, L., R. Schattman, J. Hamilton. 2011. Working towards the Common Table: How Vermont Addresses Social Justice and Food Access with Local Food and Why it Matters. Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series 2(5). Food Systems Research Collaborative at the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies.
  • Kolodinsky, J., J.R. Harvey-Berino, L. Berlin, R. Johnson, T.W. Williams. 2007. Knowledge of Current Dietary Guidelines and Food Choice by College Students: Better Eaters Have Higher Knowledge of Dietary Guidance. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 107(8):1409-1413.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Society for Nutrition Education: Food and Nutrition Extension Educators
Linda Berlin

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Working across disciplines to better understand food system concerns


  • PhD, Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 2006
  • MS, Community Nutrition, Cornell University, 1990
  • BA, Agriculture and Human Health, The Evergreen State College, 1983


  • 802-656-0669
Office Location:

252 MLS Carrigan Wing

Office Hours:

by appointment