Sarah Larson

  • Associate Teaching Professor | DPD Director | Undergraduate Programs Director | Interim Minor Coordinator
  • Department of Nutrition
  • Phone: 401.874.9867
  • Email:
  • Office Location: Fogarty Hall, Rm 117A

Contact Professor Larson about joining the B.S. in Dietetics or the B.S. in Nutrition programs.

Courses Taught

  • NUT 110 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • NUT 207 General Nutrition
  • NUT 210 General Nutrition Lab
  • NUT 336 Scientific Principles of Food I
  • NUT 337 Scientific Principles of Food II
  • NUT 410 Professional Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • NUT 451/491 Field Experience in Nutrition
  • NUT 495 Applied Nutrition Practicum


Professor Larson earned her BS and MS in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Following graduation, she completed her dietetic internship through Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Prior to joining the faculty at URI, Professor Larson worked as an inpatient Clinical Nutrition Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA where she specialized in the nutrition considerations for children undergoing chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Professor Larson then transitioned to an outpatient Registered Dietitian at a large private practice of RDs, Evolution Nutrition, in Rhode Island where she continues to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and diagnoses to provide evidence-based nutrition counseling and interventions.

Professor Larson teaches many courses for the department and is the Didactic Program in Dietetics Director. Through mentorship and planning that begins in the first year, she aims to help students in the program prepare for life after URI.

If you are interested in joining the B.S. in Dietetics program, B.S. in Nutrition program, earning a minor in Nutrition, discussing career paths, or working as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, contact Professor Larson at


Roles and Responsibilities

Department of Nutrition

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics Director
  • Nutrition Program Director
  • Interim Minor Coordinator
  • Course Instructor
  • Supervisor
    • Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (NUT 495 Applied Nutrition Practicum)
      • NUT 110 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
      • NUT 207 General Nutrition
      • NUT 210 General Nutrition Lab
      • NUT 212G Public Health Nutrition
      • NUT 336 and 337 Scientific Principles of Food I and II
      • NUT 360 Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
      • NUT 375 and 376 Foodservice Management I and II
      • NUT 394 and 395 Nutrition in the Life Cycle I and II
  • Undergraduate Committee, Chair
  • Undergraduate Student Advisor
  • Nutrition Club, Faculty Supervisor

College of Health Sciences

  • Scholastic Standing Committee, member

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    Large Lecture Community of Practice Mentor


  • Brightspace Campus Mentor
  • Faculty Assessment Mentor
  • Large Lecture Community of Practice Mentor
  • McGraw Hill Digital Faculty Consultant
  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer for Online Courses
  • Quality Matters Master Reviewer for Online Courses


  • College of Health Sciences, URI, Outstanding Service Award, 2023
  • Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Emerging Dietetic Leader, 2020

Sarah Larson Curriculum Vitae


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD) Certification, 2010
  • M.S., Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 2009
  • B.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Rhode Island, 2008

Selected Publications

Larson S. SmartBook 2.0 & Assess My Diet: Keeping Students Engaged Just Got Easier. Published June 26, 2023. Accessed July 18, 2023.

Larson S, Missimer A. How McGraw Hill Connect and NutritionCalc Plus Helped Modify Student Dietary Patterns. Published October 2, 2020. Accessed January 10, 2021.

Larson S. Development of Nutrition Support Guidelines in Pediatric Oncology. Oncology Nutrition Connect: Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Building Block for Life. 2013;21.4:2-4.

Bechard L, Larson S. Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation. In: Sonneville K, Duggan C, ed. Manual of Pediatric Nutrition. 5th ed. Beijing, China: People’s Medical Publishing House; 2013:512-532.

Federico A, Gillis G, Larson S. How a Nasogastric Tube Can Help During Your Cancer Treatment. []. United States: Last Minute Productions; 2013.

Selected Presentations

  • McGraw Hill Education Webinar Series
      • Keeping Your Students Engaged Just Got Easier!, 2023
      • NutritionCalc Plus & Assess My Diet, 2020

    Professor Larson and her daughter standing in front of a poster

  • University of Rhode Island’s Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
    • Town Hall: High Enrollment Classes in a Remote World, panelist, 2020
    • Teaching and Learning Showcase
      • Improving Metacognition in First Year Students, presenter, 2019
      • Collaborative Testing in General Nutrition, poster, 2018
      • Collaborative Exams in General Nutrition Courses, poster, 2017
  • Certified Pediatric Oncology Hematology Nursing Conference, Nutrition Considerations of the Child Receiving Chemotherapy, presenter, 2012, 2013
  • Boston Children’s Hospital’s Introduction to Pediatric Nutrition Conference, Nutrition Considerations in Pediatric Oncology, presenter, 2011