Melanie Jewkes

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Extension Professor | Family & Consumer Sciences | Salt Lake County


Melanie Jewkes

Contact Information

Office Location: Salt Lake County
Phone: 385-468-4838
Email: melanie.jewkes@usu.edu
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Educational Background

MS, Family, Consumer, Human Development, (Consumer Economics), Utah State University, 2008
An assessment of housing affordability in Cache County, Utah
BS, Family, Consumer, Human Development, (Family Finance), Utah State University, 2006

Licensures & Certifications

Leading at USU Part A: Mindset of a Leader, Utah State University Human Resources, 2020
Master Remote Work Professional, Utah State University Extension, 2020
Food Safety Managers Certification, Utah State University Extension, 2019
Certified Mental Health First Aider, the National Council for Behavioral Health and Utah State University Extension, 2019

Teaching Interests

Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) - Salt Lake County |Create Better Health online course |Empowering Financial Wellness Program|Homebuyer Education online course (English & Spanish)|Food Preservation |Date Your Mate - Salt Lake Marriage Celebration

Awards

SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Educational Program Award (National 1st Place winner), 2022

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Early Career Service, 2016

Epsilon Sigma Phi

Community Partnership Award -- Utah State Nutrition Action Coalition (SNAC), 2016

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Health and Wellness Award -- Utah Food $ense Program, 2016

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Distinguished Team -- mentoring achievement, research and involvement team , 2016

Epsilon Sigma Phi

Early Career Service, 2016

Epsilon Sigma Phi

Diversity Award, Salt Lake County Food $ense Nutrition Education Team, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Innovative Program Award, Utah Food $ense Nutrition Education Team, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Marketing/Public Relations Award, Marriage & Relationship Strengthening Team, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Peer Recognition Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Program Excellence Through Research Award, Utah Food $ense Nutrition Education Team, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Florence Hall Team Award, 2012

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Relationships Team Award, 2012

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Florence Hall Team Award, 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Relationships Team Award, 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Peer Recognition Award, 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

County of the Year, 2011

Utah State University Food $ense Nutrition Program State Office

Diversity/Multicultural Team Award, 2011

Epsilon Sigma Phi IOTA Chapter

Florence Hall Award , 2011

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

State Team Award, 2011

Epsilon Sigma Phi IOTA Chapter

New Professional Award, 2010

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

New Professional Award, 2010

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

New Professional Award, 2010

Utah Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Peer Recognition Award, 2010

Utah Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

New Educator Award, 2009

Utah Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Paper Presentation Award, 2008

Utah State University Graduate Research Symposium


Publications | Abstracts

  • Christensen, A., Jewkes, M., (2022). Empowering Financial Wellness Education for Women During Economic Uncertainty Abstract. Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education
  • Darrington, J., Jewkes, M., (2012). Extending the reach with master food preservers: a pilot study. Utah State University Extension Annual Conference Proceedings
  • Jewkes, M., Gunnell, S., LeBlanc, H.R, Christensen, N.K, (2012). Integrating food $ense nutrition education into English as second language for refugees. Utah State University Extension Annual Conference Proceedings

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Steinitz, T., Wagner, K.M, Drost, D.T, Alston, D.G, Hunter, B., Nischwitz, C., Ramirez, R., Allen, L., Barnhill, J.V, Frame, D., Pace, M., Durward, C., Reeve, J., Jewkes, M., Heflebower, R.F, (2014). A Guide to Common Organic Gardening Questions. USU Extension *
  • Delgadillo, L., Jewkes, M., (2012). The Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition: Affordability. SAGE Publications
  • Albertson, M.K, Jewkes, M., (2012). Highlights form County Faculty Who Are in Year Two of Programming - Salt Lake County: Relationship Education 2011. Utah State University Extension *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

  • Jewkes, M., (2018). CREATE Better Health: Refugee Curriculum. Utah State University Extension
  • Hunsaker, T., Washburn, C., Jewkes, M., Neid-Avila, J., (2016). CREATES Family Mealtime. Utah State University Extension

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Professional Journal

    Public or Trade Journal

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | MultiMedia

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Magazine/Trade Publications

      • Jewkes, M., (2018). Eliminate Food Waste and Save Money: Money Matters Column. Utah Farm Bureau News Summer 2018 *
      • Jewkes, M., (2015). Saving Money on Groceries: Money Matters Column. Utah Farm Bureau News Special Edition Countryside Fall 2015 *
      • Jewkes, M., (2011). Your personal plan to a healthier you in 2011. Utah State Trooper

      Newsletter

        Newspaper

        • Jewkes, M., (2015). USU Extension: Ask a Specialist 15 Ways to save money on groceries. The Box Elder News Journal *
        • Jewkes, M., (2015). 10 tips for healthy road trips. The Beaver County Journal *

        Miscellaneous Extension

          Miscellaneous-Extension

        Other

        An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

        Extension

        Financial Management Education, 2020 - Ongoing
        Homebuyer Education, 2020 - Ongoing
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Create Better Health Program, 2015 - Ongoing
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Food Safety & Preservation, 2015 - Ongoing
        Civil Rights--General Plan, 2008 - Ongoing
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Family Well Being 2015 - 2020, 2015 - 2021
        COVID-19 Response, 2020 - 2020
        Salt Lake County Youth Can Cook Program, 2017 - 2019
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Homeless life skills program 2014 - 2017, 2014 - 2017
        UTAH COUNTY Food $ense 2014 - 2017, 2014 - 2017
        DAVIS COUNTY Food $ense 2014 - 2016, 2014 - 2016
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Food Safety & Preservation 2009 - 2015, 2009 - 2015
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Food Preparation & Nutrition 2009 - 2014, 2009 - 2014
        SALT LAKE COUNTY Marriage and Family Relations and Family Well Being 2009-2014, 2009 - 2014