Elaine Jones, RND, LDN
Atrium Health Clinical Nutrition
8800 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28862
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Elaine Jones serves as the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Atrium Health University City where she oversees both inpatient and outpatient nutritional services. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from Texas Christian University in 1991, she went on to practice nutrition in Germany, Texas and North Carolina. Through her many moves and experiences in different hospital systems and cultures, she developed a passion for community nutrition. In support of her passion, administrators allowed Elaine to build a Teaching Garden at Atrium Health University City which features opportunities for local schools, hospital employees and community members to learn about healthy eating habits, gardening techniques and sustainability. She started the first hospital Summer Food Service Program in North Carolina in 2018 at University called Kids Eat Free and she plans to bring on additional hospital sites annually. Her efforts are now focused on opening the University Nutrition and Wellness Center at Atrium Health University City which will house a Food Pharmacy to address food insecurity and chronic disease management. She looks forward to helping families in the greater Charlotte Mecklenburg County area find solutions to their dietary, health and hunger challenges.
In 2018, Elaine Jones was named No Kid Hungry Hero for the Kids Eat Free Program in UC – there are only five in the nation. The Pinnacle Award recognizes Atrium Health teammates who best exemplify Atrium Core Values: Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Teamwork. Elaine was selected from among 65,000 Atrium Employees - and we know why - she is a shining star and walking testimony of loving kindness, humility, and compassionate concern for others!!! Congratulations Elaine, we love you and are proud of you!!!
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