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Carla Dockery, RD, LDN

Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Region 3, EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Steps to Health

Rowan County Cooperative Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Rd A, Salisbury, NC 28146


Carla is the Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (RNEA) for Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly, and Union counties. She works with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program (EFNEP) and the SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program. Both deliver nutrition and physical activity education to limited resource audiences. She provides programmatic supervision to EFNEP educators and technical assistance to county Cooperative Extension agents working on Policy, Systems, and Environmental change initiatives.

A North Carolina native, Carla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Western Carolina University. She has over 20 years-experience as a Registered Dietitian. Her diverse background includes work in clinical nutrition, regulatory compliance, sales, training, and community nutrition for limited resource audiences.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  • SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program

Contributing Websites


BS Nutrition and Dietetics Western Carolina University

Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Community Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition for Limited Resource Families and Youth
  • Food Resource Management
  • Food Safety Risk Reduction in Home Food Preparation