Anna M. Jones, Ph.D.

Anna Jones

Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition

3148 Meyer Hall

Dr. Jones’s research interests include nutrition education in the school environment, including the implementation of school-based multicomponent nutrition interventions targeting school-aged children as well as assessing the nutrition education and training needs of teachers and school nutrition services staff. A secondary focus of her research is the development of valid and reliable survey tools, particularly those that measure nutrition knowledge.


  • Ph.D., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis

Selected Publications

Jones AM, Zidenberg-Cherr S. Exploring nutrition education resources and barriers, and nutrition knowledge in teachers in California. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015 Mar-Apr;47(2):162-9. [PubMed]

Jones AM, Lamp C, Neelon M, Nicholson Y, Schneider C, Wooten Swanson P, Zidenberg-Cherr S. Reliability and validity of nutrition knowledge questionnaire for adults. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015 Jan-Feb;47(1):69-74.  [PubMed]

Jones AM, Punia M, Young S, Chase C, Zidenberg-Cherr S. Training Needs of Staff Employed in Programs Participating in the National School Lunch Program in California. J Child Nutr Manage. 2013; 37(1). [Article]