Bellini, Sarah

Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

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S219  ESC
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-0015

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

I was raised in Soda Springs Idaho and graduated from University of Idaho in the Coordinated Program of Dietetics in 1998. I completed my master’s degree in nutrition at Utah State University studying percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in persons with cystic fibrosis. I worked at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City as a clinical dietitian and clinical nutrition manager from 2000 to 2011. I earned a PhD from Utah State University in May 2012. My dissertation studied the integration of nutrition education classes into English as Second Language classes for recently resettled refugees. I was a nutrition lecturer and assistant professor at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point from 2011 to 2014. I married the love of my life, Amauri Bellini June 2014. I starting working as assistant professor at BYU August 2014.
 Teaching Interests
Nutrition education and counseling, dietetic internship preparation, nutrition implications and disease, essentials of human nutrition
 Research Interests
Clinical malnutrition screening and assessment, pediatric nutrition, and nutrition education
  • Nutrition and Food Science, , Utah State University, 2012
  • Nutrition and Food Science, , Utah State University, 2002
  • Family and Consumer Science, Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, University of Idaho, 1998

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, 2011-2014

  • American Adademy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1997-Present
 Courses Taught

Spring 2018
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 002
Winter 2018
  • NDFS 305: Nutr Implications of Disease Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 001
Fall 2017
  • NDFS 100: Essentials of Human Nutrition Section 008
  • NDFS 440: Nutrition Educ & Counseling Section 001
  • NDFS 491: Internship Preparation Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 2
Summer 2017
  • NDFS 494R: Undergrad Research in N D F S Section 2

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Jensen KC, Bellini SG, Derrick JW, Fullmer S, Eggett DL. 2017. Handgrip Strength and Malnutrition (Undernutrition) in Hospitalized Versus Nonhospitalized Children Aged 6-14 Years. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 32(5):687-693.  doi:10.1177/0884533617698098

Derrick JW, Bellini SG, Spelman J. 2015. Using the Hospital Nutrition Environment Scan to Evaluate Health Initiative in Hospital Cafeterias. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 115(11):1855-1860.  doi:10.1016/j.jand.2015.06.378

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