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Jenelle Williams Wass, MS, RD, LDN

Data Analysis / Nutrition Associate

Staff

516 Brickhaven Drive 162

919.513.3698

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Nutrition education
  • Food security
  • Obesity and chronic disease prevention
  • Social media for Steps to Health

Jenelle is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition degree from Meredith College and an undergraduate degree in Math and Philosophy from UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently serves as the Data Analysis/Nutrition Associate for NC State’s SNAP-Ed program, Steps to Health, a position that allows her to utilize both her undergraduate and graduate education as well as her experience in public health research and community education. Jenelle is the president-elect of the Raleigh District Dietetic Association and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Programs and Initiatives

  • NCSU SNAP-Ed: Steps to Health
  • Eat Smart, Move More, Take Control
  • Data collection and analysis

Selected Publications

  • Hecht, L., Wass, J., Kelly, L., Clevenger-Firley, E. & Carolyn Dunn. (2013). SNAP-Ed Steps to Health Inspires 3rd graders to Eat Smart and Move More. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
  • Wass, J., Hecht, L., Kelly, L., Clevenger-Firley, E. & Carolyn Dunn. (2012). Applying Best Practices: Designing an Original SNAP-Ed Program Without Reinventing the Wheel. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44 (4), S70.
  • Kelly, L., Wass, J., Hecht, L., Clevenger-Firley, E. & Carolyn Dunn. (2012). Engaging Young Eaters to Explore Their Senses with Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44 (4), S28-S29.
  • Kelly, L., Wass, J., Hecht, L., Clevenger-Firley, E. & Carolyn Dunn. (2012). State Spotlight: Color Me Healthy for Steps to Health Program. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Contributing Websites

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/steps-to-health/index.html

Education

M.S., Nutrition, Meredith College
B.S., Math and Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill