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 790: Undergrad Teaching Experience
  • NUTR 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • NUTR 829: Diet: Intro Prin and Prac
  • NUTR 832: Diet: Foodservice & Community

Selected Publications

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, 104711. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2020.104711

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

Xu, F., Delmonico, M. J., Lofgren, I. E., Uy, K. M., Maris, S. A., Quintanilla, D., . . . Mahler, L. (2017). EFFECT OF A COMBINED TAI CHI, RESISTANCE TRAINING AND DIETARY INTERVENTION ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN OBESE OLDER WOMEN. JOURNAL OF FRAILTY & AGING, 6(3), 167-171. doi:10.14283/jfa.2017.16

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

Xu, F., Letendre, J., Bekke, J., Beebe, N., Mahler, L., Lofgren, I. E., & Delmonico, M. J. (2015). Impact of a Program of Tai Chi Plus Behaviorally Based Dietary Weight Loss on Physical Functioning and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors: A Community-Based Study in Obese Older Women. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 34(1), 50-65. doi:10.1080/21551197.2014.1003672

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

Maris, S. A., Quintanilla, D., Taetzsch, A., Picard, A., Letendre, J., Mahler, L., . . . Delmonico, M. J. (2014). The Combined Effects of Tai Chi, Resistance Training, and Diet on Physical Function and Body Composition in Obese Older Women. Journal of Aging Research, 2014, 1-8. doi:10.1155/2014/657851

Roberts, S. B., Das, S. K., Suen, V. M. M., Pihlajamäki, J., Kuriyan, R., Steiner-Asiedu, M., . . . Speakman, J. R. (n.d.). Measured energy content of frequently purchased restaurant meals: multi-country cross sectional study. BMJ, k4864. doi:10.1136/bmj.k4864

Taetzsch, A., Das, S., Brown, C., Krauss, A., Silver, R., & Roberts, S. (n.d.). Are Gluten-Free Diets More Nutritious? An Evaluation of Self-Selected and Recommended Gluten-Free and Gluten-Containing Dietary Patterns. Nutrients, 10(12), 1881. doi:10.3390/nu10121881

Taetzsch, A. (n.d.). Impact on Diet Quality and Resilience in Urban Community Dwelling Obese Women with a Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention. Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications