Amy Taetzsch

Director of Masters of Science with Dietetic Internship
Phone: (603) 862-3280
Office: UNH Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Amy Taetzsch

Dr. Amy Taetzsch is a proud alumna of the University of New Hampshire Nutrition Program. Her work as a dietitian has focused on promoting nutrition and lifestyle changes in a variety of settings including the community, hospital clinics, national and international research trials, and telehealth.

Dr. Taetzsch joined the UNH Nutrition Program faculty in 2019 and became the Director of the Masters of Science with Dietetic Internship in 2020. She is an enthusiastic educator dedicated to helping and mentoring others. Her research interests revolve around behavior change, in particular how we can sustain behavior and elicit favorable health outcomes.


  • Ph.D., Nutrition Science, Tufts University
  • M.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Rhode Island
  • B.S., Nutrition: Dietetics, University of New Hampshire

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 400: Nutr Health & Well Being Lab
  • NUTR 476: Nutritional Assessment
  • NUTR 751/851: Nutr Bchm Micronutrients
  • NUTR 790: Undergrad Teaching Experience
  • NUTR 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • NUTR 829: Diet: Intro Prin and Prac
  • NUTR 832: Diet: Foodservice & Community
  • NUTR 860: Behav Nutr & Counseling

Selected Publications

Das, S. K., Bukhari, A. S., Taetzsch, A. G., Ernst, A. K., Rogers, G. T., Gilhooly, C. H., . . . Roberts, S. B. (2021). Randomized trial of a novel lifestyle intervention compared with the Diabetes Prevention Program for weight loss in adult dependents of military service members. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 114(4), 1546-1559. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqab259

Taetzsch, A., Roberts, S. B., Bukhari, A., Lichtenstein, A. H., Gilhooly, C. H., Martin, E., . . . Das, S. K. (2021). Eating Timing: Associations with Dietary Intake and Metabolic Health. JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 121(4), 738-748. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2020.10.001

Taetzsch, A., Roberts, S. B., Gilhooly, C. H., Lichtenstein, A. H., Krauss, A. J., Bukhari, A., . . . Das, S. K. (2020). Food cravings: Associations with dietary intake and metabolic health. APPETITE, 152. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2020.104711

Roberts, S. B., Franceschini, M. A., Silver, R. E., Taylor, S. F., Sa, A. B. D., Co, R., . . . Muentener, P. (2020). Effects of food supplementation on cognitive function, cerebral blood flow, and nutritional status in young children at risk of undernutrition: randomized controlled trial. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 370. doi:10.1136/bmj.m2397

Taetzsch, A., Gilhooly, C. H., Bukhari, A., Das, S. K., Martin, E., Hatch, A. M., . . . Roberts, S. B. (2019). Development of a Videoconference-Adapted Version of the Community Diabetes Prevention Program, and Comparison of Weight Loss With In-Person Program Delivery. MILITARY MEDICINE, 184(11-12), 647-652. doi:10.1093/milmed/usz069

Roberts, S. B., Das, S. K., Miguel Suen, V. M., Pihlajamaki, J., Kuriyan, R., Steiner-Asiedu, M., . . . Speakman, J. R. (2018). Measured energy content of frequently purchased restaurant meals: multi-country cross sectional study. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 363. doi:10.1136/bmj.k4864

Taetzsch, A., Das, S. K., Brown, C., Krauss, A., Silver, R. E., & Roberts, S. B. (2018). Are Gluten-Free Diets More Nutritious? An Evaluation of Self-Selected and Recommended Gluten-Free and Gluten-Containing Dietary Patterns. NUTRIENTS, 10(12). doi:10.3390/nu10121881

Taetzsch, A. G., Hennessy, E., Taylor, S., Maaliki, A., Rao, D., Ng, L., . . . Roberts, S. B. (2017). Pilot Study on Influencing Healthy Food Acceptance in Young Children Through Play-Based Activities and Food Exposures. In FASEB JOURNAL Vol. 31. Retrieved from

LoBuono, D. L., Taetzsch, A. G., Lofgren, I. E., Xu, F., Delmonico, M. J., & Mahler, L. (2016). Cognitive status and cardio-metabolic risk of patients with acquired brain injury and Parkinson's disease. DISABILITY AND HEALTH JOURNAL, 9(1), 134-139. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.001

Taetzsch, A., Quintanilla, D., Maris, S., Xu, F., Delmonico, M. J., & Lofgren, I. E. (2015). Impact on Diet Quality and Resilience in Urban Community Dwelling Obese Women with a Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention. The Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, 4(2), 102-108. Retrieved from