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Lorelei Jones

EFNEP Coordinator

EFNEP Coordinator


516 Brickhaven Drive 133


Area(s) of Expertise

While not holding a research appointment, Lorelei Jones works with researchers interested in addressing the nutrition, physical activity, chronic disease prevention, and food access needs of low-income families and youth through or in collaboration with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education. Research is also conducted with universities across the nation implementing EFNEP to address participant recruitment, programmatic content, delivery strategies and evaluation for EFNEP.

Lorelei Jones provides statewide leadership for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in North Carolina through NC State University.  She has provided leadership to the program on regional and national levels including serving as Co-Director of the SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence for the Southern Region and multiple national committees to inform programmatic strategies and evaluation.   She is the lead author of the curriculum, Families Eating Smart and Moving More (FESMM) and a co-author of the Faithful Families curriculum.  Both curricula are widely used with FESMM being one of the top three curricula used by EFNEP nationally.  As co-investigator on a number of different funded grants, she has successfully demonstrated the ability to work with researchers from multiple disciplines connecting the research design to practical applications in the community.


M.Ed., Adult Education, UNC-W (2003)
B.S., Home Economics Education, ECU (1983)