This position is responsible for planning and providing nutrition education for staff, students and the community. This position provides managerial support services to Child Nutrition Services through the School Health Initiative Program Child Nutrition Services Partnership.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responds to requests for a guest speaker or information on nutrition topics, and serves as a reference for nutrition-related questions/concerns.
- Provides staff development activities that enhance understanding of nutrition.
- Initiates contact with school personnel to encourage nutrition-education activities.
- Works with teachers and school teams to incorporate current knowledge of nutrition into ongoing classroom curricula.
- Designs and implements nutrition education materials for children and adults.
- Acts as a liaison between the school district and other organizations that promote nutrition education.
- Assists in the organization of school health fairs, career programs, and wellness workshops.
- Assists with preparation and analysis of food service bids.
- Assists in establishment and maintenance of standards for food preparation, service, and sanitation.
- Promotes nutrition education as an integral part of the food service programs through marketing and promotion activities, training of Child Nutrition Services staff, and providing guidance on healthy meals
- Supports other School Health Initiative Program components that include nutrition education as part of their programming
- Develops modified menus for students with special dietary needs
- Supports school Child Nutrition Services staff, School Health Services staff and parents with modified diet concerns, to include diabetic, gluten free, and food allergies
- Assists with the development of objectives, policies, and procedures for food service programs.
- Works with the Supervisor of Child Nutrition Services to plan, organize, and direct the menu planning process utilizing the Nutrikids software program.
- Maintains nutrient analysis records in compliance with federal and state regulations, and disseminates nutrient analysis information to students, staff, and families.
- Initiates, designs, and implements nutrition education activities to include cooking clubs, interactive displays, newsletter articles, handouts, workshops, community events, guest speaking and teaching engagements.
- Conduct community outreach to include educational displays, educational handouts, newspaper articles, website updates, taste tests, presentations, etc
- Provide support and guidance to Child Nutrition Services (CNS) Supervisor and Cafeteria Managers as they implement the CNS strategic plan, to include: support healthy vending changes, develop promotions, support managers with presentation ideas to create greater appeal for healthy food and beverage offerings, maintain the Nutrikids database and the cycle menu requirements, assist managers in building collaboration between school teams and CNS
- Provide nutrition education through nutrition education kits, displays at school events, resources to teachers, classes for staff wellness programs, and Challenge Clubs,
- Coordinates and conducts training and in-services for Child Nutrition Staff
- Initiates and coordinates value-added programs and opportunities such as grant funding, community partnerships, regional and state presentations for SHIP
- Manages farm to school program to include acquisition and distribution, marketing, and nutrition education
- Manages consulting chef initiative including training, scheduling, and overall guidance
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition Management or related area required; Master’s degree in Nutrition, Education, Business or related field preferred
- Registered Dietitian
- Driver’s license and use of automobile.
- School Nutrition Association Level 3 Certification and/or Credentialing preferred
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certification in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management preferred
- Previous experience in school food service programs desirable.
- Computer knowledge and spreadsheet experience.
- Demonstrated excellence in public speaking and writing.
- Demonstrated ability to relate well to students (PK-12), parents, teachers, staff, and the community.
- Demonstrated decision-making skills in planning, organizing, and directing programs and activities.
- Serve Safe certification required
Manages the consulting chefs as well as student interns.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Supervisor for Child Nutrition Services in consultation with the Supervisor for School Health Initiative Program.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The job entails above-normal standing, walking, and climbing stairs. Ability to stand for long periods of time; Ability to work in various types of environmental conditions; Ability to walk/run, stoop/bend; Ability to hear at normal levels; Good eye sight to include peripheral, color perception, focus and depth perception; Good physical condition.