Title: Nutrition Consultant
The role of the contracted Nutrition Consultant, from now on designated as Nutritionist, is to support the delivery of a comprehensive, high quality nutrition program. The Nutritionist provides guidance, training and technical assistance to program staff and parents to guarantee that children are served nutritious meals and snacks appropriate to participation in a full-day Head Start Program. The Nutritionist reviews services of the nutrition program including children's needs, food preparation and service, and provides nutrition education activities to the parents, staff and children. It is the also the responsibility of the Nutritionist to provide recommendations for program improvement and monitor the carrying out of these recommendations. The Nutritionist is responsible to the program Director for fulfilling the terms of the contract.
The Nutritionist must:
The Nutritionist must have experience in community nutrition including services to children, ages 0-6. Experience in menu-planning and food preparation, including the quantity, quality, and variety of food to be purchased and prepared is also required. The Nutritionist must be able to interpret nutrition assessment data, provide nutrition counseling to families, and in other ways promote good nutrition habits in children and families. Expertise to assist staff in feeding infants and dealing with children with feeding problems or special nutritional needs is also required. It is preferred that the Nutritionist be bilingual (Spanish/English)
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