Carolyn 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 state in both in-person and online formats.
She is the author of Nutrition Decisions and introductory nutrition textbook published by Jones and Bartlett. Carolyn and colleagues have published their work in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and others.
She is the immediate past chair of Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina, a 70-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.
Carolyn Dunn, PhD, RD, LDN
Professor and Interim Head
Department of 4H, Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences
NC Cooperative Extension Service
North Carolina State University