Sarah Ann Stotz

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences


280 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
PhD Foods and Nutrition Science University of Georgia 5/2017
MS Medical Dietetics Saint Louis University 5/2003
BS Dietetics University of Wisconsin - Madison 8/2000


FDNS 6250E Diet and Disease for Nutrion Educators

FDNS 6270E Community Nutrition

FDNS 6560E Nutrition, Health, and Aging

Current Research

My research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative nutrition education programs for adults with low-income/limited-resources.  My emphasis includes using qualitative methods to better understand the user experience of nutrition education programs, and incorporate user feedback to tailor nutrition education programs to serve the target audience.

I work with Dr. Jung Sun Lee's Community Nutrition lab on the UGA SNAP Ed program.  I have developed an eLearning nutrition education program using a multidicipinary approach including eLearning design experts, marketing professionals, videography experts, and extensive technical support.  The program, titled Food eTalk, is tailored to the specific needs of low-income Georgian adults, with a mobile (smartphone) based approach. Access to Food eTalk is available at under the "LEARN ONLINE" tab. 


Stotz SA, Lee JS (2016). Development of an Online Smartphone-Based eLearning Nutrition Education Program for Low-Income Individuals.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. May 2016. (In Press)

Stotz SA, Lee JS, Rong R, Murray D. (2016). The Feasibility of an eLearning Nutrition Education Program for Low-Income Individuals. Health Promotion Practice. January(18)1; 150-157.

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