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Sarah Bellini

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

S-221A ESC
Provo, UT
84602

(801) 422-0015

Biography

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.

Teaching Interests

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Dietetic internship preparation
  • Nutrition implications and disease
  • Essentials of human nutrition

Research Interests

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Nutrition education

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

Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary

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

Memberships

  • American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1997-Present

Courses Taught

Winter 2019

  • NDFS 292R: Fieldwork in Dietetics Section 001
  • NDFS 305: Nutr Implications of Disease Section 001
  • NDFS 494R: Undergrad Research in N D F S Section 013

Fall 2018

  • NDFS 100: Essentials of Human Nutrition Section 008
  • NDFS 292R: Fieldwork in Dietetics Section 001
  • NDFS 440: Nutrition Educ & Counseling Section 001
  • NDFS 491: Internship Preparation Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 002

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

Publications

Journal Articles

Gibson HT, McDonald CM, Derrick JW, Eggett DL, Bellini SG. 2018. Evaluating Changes in Handgrip Strength in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: A Pilot Study. Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

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.

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.