Jenelle Nevada Wass

Jenelle Nevada Wass

MS, RD, LDN Data Analysis/Nutrition Associate SNAP-Ed Steps to Health 919-513-3698

Areas of Expertise

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

Biography

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

Contact Information

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State University
516 Brickhaven Drive
Campus Box 7605
Raleigh, NC 27695-7605
919-513-3698
jenelle_williams@ncsu.edu