Amanda Holliday

Amanda C. Sawyer, MS, RD, LDN

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
Practice Advancement and Continuing Education Division


Amanda is interested in older adult nutrition and the clinical and management nutrition components of the professional education for dietitians. She works primarily with students enrolled in the bachelors and masters programs to become registered dietitians. She currently teaches two medical nutrition therapy courses and a lifecycle nutrition course. She also manages the student internship placement process. She is also preceptor for the master’s students completing the hospital-based experience and long-term care experience with staff dietitians in area hospitals. Amanda is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Dietetics Association and Chair of the the North Carolina Dietetics Association. Most recently, Amanda was appointed as the Director of the Practice, Advancement, and Continuing Education (PACE) Division within the Department of Nutrition.

Amanda Sawyer in the Gillings News

Honors and Awards

Innovation in Teaching Award
2014, UNC-CH

Innovation in Teaching Award
2013, UNC-CH

McGavern Teaching Award
2011, UNC-CH

Representative Courses

NUTR 640 Medical Nutrition Therapy I, II and Case Seminar | Syllabus

NUTR 630 Nutrition Counseling and Assessment | Syllabus

NUTR 615 Nutrition and the Elderly | Syllabus

Research Interests:

Aging, Teaching and Learning Methods

Staff/Administrative Duties

Amanda is the Program Director of The Coordinated Master's Program in Public Health Nutrition. The UNC Coordinated Program allows students to specialize in one of two concentrations: public health nutrition or clinical nutrition.


  • BS, Foods and Nutrition, Minor,Gerontology, Appalachian State University, 2000
  • MS, RD Clinical Nutrition and Geriatrics, Rush University Medical Center, 2002