Beth Machnica


Beth is a Registered Dietitian and holds dual masters degrees in Public Health and Nutrition. She holds a BS in Dietetics from SUNY College Oneonta with a minor in Health and Fitness. At the Food Lab, Beth has worked on a qualitative analysis of survey data from Growing Green’s youth program with the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and also composed sections and revised the final report, Moving Together, for the Safe Routes to School Program with the Town of Amherst and Sweet Home Central School District.  She also assisted in coordinating the Buffalo Neighborhood Food Project Evaluation Study. Currently, Beth is studying how and why people travel to shop at certain grocery stores, as well as investigating how changes in the built environment influence the physical activity of workers in downtown Buffalo. Beth also works in conjunction with Grassroots Gardens of Western New York, one of the lab’s community partners, presenting nutrition workshops and developing educational materials for the organization’s gardeners.

Prior to this position, Beth completed her dietetic internship at UB working in both clinical and community settings. As an undergraduate student she interned with SUNY Oneonta’s Health and Wellness Center, where she developed and presented health and wellness programs campus wide. She enjoys connecting with the community through nutrition and wellness education.