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
  • NUTR 860: Behav Nutr & Counseling

Selected Publications

Krauss, A., Taetzsch, A., Maaliki, A., Mozaffarian, D., & Roberts, S. B. (2017). Association of Rates of Obesity with Voting Patterns in the 2016 Presidential Election. In FASEB JOURNAL Vol. 31. Retrieved from

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

Quintanilla, D., Marris, S. A., Taetzsch, A., Letendre, J., Picard, A., Mahler, L., . . . Delmonico, M. J. (2014). Effects of Tai Chi, Resistance Training and Diet on Body Fat in Obese Older Women.. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 46 (pp. 226). doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000493865.29808.20

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