Beverly Jackey

Beverly A Jackey
Expertise: Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Food Safety, Healthy living environments
Office Location: UME-Cecil
Organizational Unit
Beverly A Jackey
Cecil County Extension Office
County Administration Building
200 Chesapeake Blvd.
Suite 1500
Elkton, Maryland 21921
Phone (main): 410-996-8133
Phone (alt): 410-996-8133
B.S., Food and Nutrition, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Dietetic Internship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
M.S., Health Promotion, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
University of Maryland Extension:

Beverly Jackey is a Family and Consumer Science Educator at the University of Maryland Extension (UME). As a member of UME’s Healthy Living Action Teams, she develops and provides community programming and outreach in the areas of nutrition and chronic disease prevention and management, food safety and healthy home environments in Maryland’s Upper Shore Cluster that includes Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties. Ms. Jackey has a BS in Nutrition from Montclair State University, completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a MS in Health Promotion from the University of Delaware. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She served the community in Delaware for many years, most recently as the Education Programs Director at the Food Bank of Delaware. Her research focuses on assessing the health programmatic needs of communities within her cluster and nutrition and health literacy of adults. Her work entitled, Food Label Knowledge, Usage and Attitudes of Older Adults has been published in the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 

Extension Goal: As an educator, my goal is to deliver programs that engage, motivate and empower individuals to take control and change their health behaviors to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.
Professional Development & Experience
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics -Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist
  • National Restaurant Association -ServSafe Food Safety Certification
  • National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Extensive experience in community nutrition and health education and Federal nutrition and food assistance programs, targeting children, youth, pregnant women, adult and senior audiences
Jackey, B.A., Cotugna, N., Orsega-Smith, E., (2017). Food Label Knowledge, Usage and Attitudes of Older Adults. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, (36), 31-47.