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Emily Foley

Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Region 4, EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Steps to Health

Lee County Extension Office, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332


Emily Foley serves as the Regional Nutrition Extension Associates (RNEA) for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Steps to Health program in Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Lee, Harnett, Cumberland, Robeson, and Hoke counties.

The programs serve limited resource families and school-aged youth by providing hands-on educational sessions with the goals to improve dietary intake, nutritional practices, food resource management practices, food safety practices and to increase daily physical activity.

In this role, Emily provides leadership to the EFNEP staff in the Unit and facilitates and implements Steps to Health supported policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) activities in settings where EFNEP direct education is occurring.

Emily is passionate about serving the needs of families and youth in North Carolina.

Programs and Initiatives

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

Contributing Websites

Professional Honors/Offices/Recognitions

  • 2017 – Pride of the Wolfpack


BS Biological Sciences - Nutrition NC State University

MS Nutrition Meredith College

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
  • Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes