Jennifer Dixon Cravens


Jennifer Dixon Cravens
Agent Associate
Expertise: Family & Consumer Sciences, Nutrition
Title
Organizational Unit
 
Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
Jennifer Dixon Cravens
jdixoncr@umd.edu
Harford County Extension Office
P.O. Box 663
2335 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, Maryland 21050
Phone (main): 410 638-3255
Fax: 410 638-3053

Jennifer is a Family & Consumer Science and Nutrition Educator in Harford County.

Jennifer Motto:   Health is our Wealth and Greatest Asset ~~~Prevention is the KEY ~~~Jennifer Dixon Cravens

Jennifer has experience working with DC WIC,and SNAP-Ed. Jennifer has over 15 years experience in Community Nutrition & Outreach & Engagement

Jennifer's Research Interest:  Chronic Disease Prevention Management, Water & Food Insecurity, Community Nutrition, Geriatric Nutrition, Environmental Nutrition and Health, Public Policy, International Nutrition,Leadership in Nutrition, Healthy Living Environments, and Food Safety & Sanitation.

EDUCATION:

MS in Nutrition & Dietetics – 2012

Teacher Assistant Program 2011 & Didactic Program in Dietetics 2014         University of District of Columbia - Washington, DC

BBA in Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior-1993       University of North Texas – Denton, Texas ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

MEMBERSHIPS:

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic

Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRS)

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Public Health & Community Health Dietetic Practice Group

Student Dietetic Association

Environmental Sustainable Leaders

The Association of Professional Woman 

Honors Society.org

RESEARCH:

Topic: The Interconnection of Global Water Insecurity to Health & Nutrition

Jennifer's research Created a new database for data collected on 172 countries and performed analysis to investigated a Correlations using the 14 variables selected. • Collected and conducted qualitative and quantitative data relevant to water insecurity And malnutrition • Analyzed the correlation between improved water supply with indicators of malnutrition • Demonstrated how contaminated water compromises global nutrition • Examined and documented the interconnections of water insecurity, water quality, food Insecurity, micro nutrient malnutrition, and its impact on health and nutritional status • Demonstrated link and interconnections with water, food, and nutrition security • Demonstrated improved water supply coverage and improved sanitation has a profound Impact on health and long term nutritional status • Provided recommendations for future research and solutions • Presented research at symposium and local universities.

Volunteer Experience:  Maryland State Coordinator for Vegetarian Dietetic Practice Group