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Sarah Bellini

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

S-221A ESC
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

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

Research Interests

Clinical nutrition, pediatric nutrition, and nutrition education

Teaching Interests

Nutrition education and counseling, dietetic internship preparation, nutrition implications and disease, essentials of human nutrition

Education

  • Nutrition and Food Science, , institution ( 2012-01-01 - 2012-12-31 )
  • Nutrition and Food Science, , institution ( 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31 )
  • Family and Consumer Science, Food and Nutrition, Dietetics , institution ( 1998-01-01 - 1998-12-31 )

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • State of Utah , Certified Dietitian

Memberships

  • American Adademy of Nutrition and Dietetics: ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, 2020-06-01 - 2020-06-30 - Present
  • Officer (specify in Other), Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2019-04-01 - 2019-04-30 - Present
  • Member, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Malnutrition Committee, 2017-12-01 - 2017-12-31 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2016-11-01 - 2016-11-30 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015-06-01 - 2015-06-30 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012-07-01 - 2012-07-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library, 2016-08-01 - 2016-08-31 - 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • NDFS 100 : Section 007
  • NDFS 292R: Section 001
  • NDFS 491 : Section 001
  • NDFS 440 : Section 001
  • NDFS 494R: Section 010
  • NDFS 698R: Section 002
  • NDFS 698R: Section 002
  • NDFS 399R: Section 008
  • NDFS 305 : Section 001
  • NDFS 494R: Section 013

2019

  • NDFS 399R: Section 008
  • NDFS 100 : Section 008
  • NDFS 491 : Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Section 002
  • NDFS 440 : Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Section 002
  • NDFS 292R: Section 001
  • NDFS 305 : Section 001
  • NDFS 494R: Section 013

2018

  • NDFS 100 : Section 008
  • NDFS 292R: Section 001
  • NDFS 491 : Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Section 002
  • NDFS 440 : Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Section 002
  • NDFS 698R: Section 001
  • NDFS 305 : Section 001

2017

  • NDFS 100 : Section 008
  • NDFS 491 : Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Section 2
  • NDFS 440 : Section 001
  • NDFS 494R: Section 2
  • NDFS 100 : Section 008
  • NDFS 292R: Section 1
  • NDFS 305 : Section 001

2016

  • NDFS 100 : Section 009
  • NDFS 292R: Section 001
  • NDFS 491 : Section 001
  • NDFS 440 : Section 001
  • NDFS 637 : Section 001
  • NDFS 100 : Section 007
  • NDFS 292R: Section 001
  • NDFS 305 : Section 001

2015

  • NDFS 100 : Section 007
  • NDFS 292R: Section 001
  • NDFS 491 : Section 001
  • NDFS 440 : Section 001
  • NDFS 100 : Section 002
  • NDFS 305 : Section 001

Publications

  • Burgess L, Bartholomew T, Richards R, Bellini SG. 2020. Qualitative Research Study of the Calorie Count Process in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients and Identification of Opportunities for Quality Improvement. 4th ed.
  • Becker PJ, Bellini SG, Vega MW, Corkins MR, Spear BA, Spoede E, Hoy MK, Piemonte TA, Rozga M. September, 2019. Validity and Reliability of Pediatric Nutrition Screening Tools for Hospital, Outpatient, and Community Settings: a 2018 Evidence Analysis Center Systematic Review. New York, NY: Elsevier Inc.
  • Gibson HT, McDonald CM, Derrick JW, Eggett DL, Bellini SG. April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1, 2018. Evaluating Changes in Handgrip Strength in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: A Pilot Study. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
  • Jensen KC, Bellini SG, Derrick JW, Fullmer S, Eggett DL. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1, 2017. Handgrip Strength and Malnutrition (Undernutrition) in Hospitalized Versus Nonhospitalized Children Aged 6-14 Years. 5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing.
  • Derrick JW, Bellini SG, Spelman J. November, 2015. Using the Hospital Nutrition Environment Scan to Evaluate Health Initiative in Hospital Cafeterias . 11th ed. Linda G. Snetselaar, editor. New York, NY: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Presentations

  • Bellini SG. Which Pediatric Malnutrition Screening Tool Do I Use?. Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference. April, 2019.
  • Burgess L, Bartholomew T, Bellini SG. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. October, 2018.
  • Bellini SG, Vega MW, Spoede E. Nutrition Risk Screening in Pediatrics: Hospital and Community Based Tools. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. October, 2018.
  • Meier A, Bellini SG, Patten EKV. What is a Mentor? Didactic Program in Dietetics student experiences with and perceptions of mentorships within dietetics. Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference. March, 2018.
  • Olsen A, Mathison W, Bellini SG, Williams DP. Teaching Dietetic Students to Create Nutrition Education Material with a Validated Evaluation Tool. Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference. April, 2016.
  • Derrick JW, Bellini SG, Spelman J. Using the Hospital Nutrition Environment Scan to Evaluate Health Initiative in Hospital Cafés. Food and Nutrition . October, 2015.
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