jamie benedict

Jamie Benedict



My research interests include the examination of systems and environmental characteristics that influence nutritional health with an emphasis on the school environment.  Currently, I am spear-heading a study to measure the implementation of a school wellness policy.  One purpose of this study is to determine the degree to which the policy has been executed.  This step is critical before the impact of the policy can be fully assessed.  I am also very interested in food insecurity and its impact on nutrition-related behaviors and needs; and attitudes towards obese persons, particularly among health professionals, and the impact of these attitudes on their practice.



Using Popular-press Nutrition Books to Develop Critical Reading Skills of First-Year College Students


Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 45, Issue 2 , Pages 188-190

J. Benedict

Team Development and Beyond


Journal of Extension, 48(5)

Wilson, M. P., Benedict, J. A., Snow, G., Havercamp, M. J.

The objective of this article is to demonstrate how Tuckman’s model for small group development can be used to examine the evolution of teams retrospectively for the purpose of improving future...

Evaluation of a community-based health promotion program for the elderly: Lessons from Seniors CAN


American Journal of Health Promotion, 21(1), 45-48.

Collins, C., Benedict, J.

Food for Health and Soul: A curriculum designed to facilitate healthful recipe modifications to family favorites.


Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 36(6), 323-324.

Woodson, J., Braxton-Calhoun, M., Benedict, J.

Using social marketing to plan a nutrition education program targeting teens.


Journal of Extension, 41(6)

Snow, G., and Benedict, J.

Spoon, M., Devereux, P., Benedict, J., Leontos, C., Constantino, N., Christy, D., Snow, G.


Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 34 (5), 268-272.

Spoon, M., Devereux, P., Benedict, J., Leontos, C., Constantino, N., Christy, D., Snow, G.

Use of Health Belief Model to examine older adults food-handling behaviors.


Journal of Nutrition Education, 34 (Supplement 1), S25-S30.

Hanson, J., Benedict, J.

System, Environmental, and Policy Changes: Using the sociological model as a framework for evaluating nutrition education and social marketing programs with low-income audiences.


Journal of Nutrition Education, 33(Supplement 1), S4-S15.

Gregson, J., Foerster, S.B., Orr, R. Jones, L, Benedict, J., Clarke, B., Hersey, J., Lewis, J., Zotz, K.

Team Nutrition Partners: A volunteer program to enhance the school environment.


Journal of Nutrition Education, 33(4), 249-250.

Benedict, J ., Spoon, M.

An exploratory study of recreational drug use and nutrition-related behaviors and attitudes among adolescents


Journal of Drug Education, 29(2), 141-157.

Benedict, J. , Evans, W., Calder, J.

Use of nutrition screening to develop and target nutrition education interventions for the elderly.


Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 19(2), 31-47.

Benedict, J., Wilson, D., Snow, G., Nipp, P., Remig, V., Spoon, M., Leontos, C., and Read, M.

Special Publications

Statewide Needs Assessment for Nevada's Supplmental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed).


Nevada Nutrition Assistance Consortium

Benedict, J. A., Wahrenburg, M. V., Kerwin, H., Treftz, C.

Technical Publication