MS, Human Nutrition, Eastern Michigan University
Graduate Coursework, Human Nutrition, University of Michigan
BS, Dietetics, Mount Mary College
Liberal Arts Curriculum, Northwestern University
Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, Northwestern University
Sandy Pernecky became a registered dietitian in 1987, has been teaching in some capacity since 1988, and started teaching as an Adjunct Lecturer at EMU in 2004. She was promoted to Lecturer III in the Dietetics and Human Nutrition Programs in 2019.
Her current work includes Dietetics Program co-directing, advising, and preparing distance and on campus dietetics intent students. Her current teaching course load mainly consists of Food and Culture and Community Nutrition Experience classes. Previously, she worked for over a decade in hospitals, clinics, and a variety of community settings, where interprofessional collaboration is key.
Busick, D., Brooks, J., Pernecky, S., Dawson, R., and Petzoldt, J. Parent food purchases as a measure of exposure and preschool-aged children’s willingness to identify and taste fruit and vegetables. Appetite, 51(3): 468-473, Nov. 2008.
Pernecky, S. and Brooks, J.Pilot Study: A Fifteen-week Multi-modality Weight Management Program Using the LEARN Approach. Poster presentation at the Michigan Dietetic Association Spring Meeting, May 2004, Troy, MI.
Pernecky, S., Brooks, J. Pilot Study: A Fifteen-week Multi-modality Weight Management Program Using the LEARN Approach. Poster presentation at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Conference, March 2004, Ypsilanti, MI.
Book Chapter co-author: Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age, edited by Judy A. Driscoll. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009.
2016-2020 Diversity Liaison Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Distinguished Alumna of the Year: Eastern Michigan University, Human Nutrition, College of Health and Human Services
University of Michigan/MFit Division, Ann Arbor, Michigan: temporary part-time registered dietitian
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan: adjunct lecturer
University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Michigan: resource pool dietitian
Washtenaw County WIC Agency, Ann Arbor, Manchester, and Ypsilanti, Michigan: nutritionist/registered dietitian
Emma L. Bixby Medical Center, Adrian, Michigan: senior clinical registered dietitian
Brookside Care Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin: foodservice supervisor and clinical registered dietitian