Provides consultative nutrition health services to address the needs of enrolled children and families with a focus on providing early intervention and prevention services to improve the physical well-being of children and families
Provide consultative services to assigned sites every month (two hours required per site per month) to ensure all licensing standards and Head Start nutrition requirements are met.
Provide monitoring at sites including: Refrigerator/freezer temperature logging; food temperature logging; sanitation logging, overall kitchen neatness, menu posting, observation of lunch and/or breakfast (portion sizes, menu comparison, family style meals).
Assess and review the cycle menus/catered sites/summer food at sites.
Train catering vendors who provide food to Head Start programs on licensing standards, city requirements, and Head Start guidelines, regulations and nutrition standards.
Provide staff and parent training on topics related to nutrition and dietary guidelines.
Provide consultation to families of specific children identified with nutrition needs. Develop written intervention strategies as a team to assist staff in developing an individualized nutrition plan (as needed).
Compile data as required and submit paperwork to the Health and Nutrition Coordinator.
Participate in nutrition related trainings and meetings as needed.
Participate in the Head Start/Early Head Start annual self-assessment.
Conduct an annual Head Start community nutrition assessment for each site.
Serve on the Health Services Advisory Committee.
All other duties as assigned.
Licensed and registered nutritionist and/or dietician.
Working with children ages birth to five and their families.
Working in a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers.
Working with economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse populations.
Valid driver’s license.
Bilingual in Spanish (verbal, written) preferred.
Must have the ability to use initiative and judgment in selecting proper course of action.
Must be able to work cooperatively within a team-based atmosphere.
Must be able to relate well with families and their needs.
Well organized, highly detail oriented and accuracy driven.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Adhere to agency policies & procedures.
ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.
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