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Dunn, P. Carolyn

Agricultural and Human Sciences
919-515-3483 fax
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Dr. Dunn is a professor and head for the Department Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, NC State University. She provides program expertise and state-wide leadership for nutrition and wellness for families and communities. She has 20+ years of experience in nutrition education and develops nutrition education materials that are used across the country to help people eat smart and move more. Carolyn is the author/developer for numerous programs and tools that address healthy eating and physical activity. She is the lead author of the award winning Color Me Healthy, a curriculum that helps young children eat smart and move more. She and colleagues created Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week evidence-based weight management program that is being used across the country in both in-person and online formats. She is the author of Nutrition Decisions and introductory nutrition textbook published by Jones and Bartlett. Dr. Dunn and colleagues have published their work in the American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and others. She is the past chair of Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina, a 90-agency coalition that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray. She is a member of Sigma Xi the scientific research society and the Academy for Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. Dr. Dunn earned her BS in nutrition at Meredith College and her MS and PhD in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a life long fitness advocate and enjoys running, weight training, and yoga. She has a passion for cooking, food, travel, art, and design.

Community Development | Human Nutrition
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United Kingdom |
Type(s) of International Experience:
Speaker at an international conference | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Training/Workshop
01/01/2009 - 01/01/2010
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