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.
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 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
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
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