Friday, November 12, 2010

New Haven School Food is now hiring a Dietician/Nutritionist

The New Haven Public Schools award winning, nationally recognized food service program is searching for a Registered Dietician/ Nutritionist. Working under Chef Timothy Cipriano, Executive Director of Food Services, the ideal candidate will have a Masters degree or higher in Dietetics or Nutrition, a Culinary background and experience working with children. This is a full time, 12 month position with excellent benefits and pay commensurate with experience.

The Dietician/Nutritionist will work closely with other NH School Food staff members to develop and implement recommendations to improve the nutritional value of the food we serve to our 20,000+ students daily. The Dietician/Nutritionist will serve as a resource to staff members in the department by working on select projects throughout the year that are aimed at increasing the nutritional quality of food and educating staff, parents and community partners on the critical importance of a nutritious diet.

NH School Food counts cooking with REAL food as its highest priority, and is prepared to strengthen its commitment even more so. In recent years, NH School Food has made big steps to cook with more nutritious and local ingredients. In 2010 we have purchased over 140,000 pounds of produce from CT farms and our goal is to increase that number every year.
​Responsible for the nutrient analysis of New Haven Public Schools menus, nutrition education activities in all schools, and increasing participation in the school breakfast program. Works with students, school staff and parents to assist with prescribed special diets for students. Works with farm to school coordinator on farm activities. Reports to Executive Director of Food Services.
​Provides nutrition education for the students, parents, and staff.
​Coordinates nutrition education activities in the schools.
​Studies and implements ways to increase breakfast participation.
​Analyzes and modifies recipes and menus for the school lunch program to meet the USDA guidelines.
​Develops monthly menus that meets all dietary guidelines
​Assists in the inservice training of food service and educational staff.
​Evaluates the students who are on prescribed diets and documents information in their medical records and in the Food Service Department.
​Works as a liaison for the Department with parents and the community.
​Coordinates USDA Team Nutrition activities in the schools.
​Plans and writes a departmental nutrition newsletter for educational staff and Food Service staff.
​Assists in planning nutrition promotions for the Department.
​Researches resources to be used for grants for the benefit of nutrition education programs.
​Coordinates nutritional education activities in the Schools.
​Conduct required Civil Rights compliance reviews as necessary.
​Assist with required on site reviews, including the snack program.
​Works with staff to standardize recipes
​Develops/manages in conjunction with CafĂ© Managers & staff production records on monthly menus
​Graduation from a master degree program or higher Preferred in Nutrition or Dietetics. Registered Dietitian or Certified Nutritionist. A minimum of 5 years of experience in the nutrition field. Experience in teaching and conducting training programs. Basic knowledge of computer systems. Ability to work with computerized nutritional information systems. Sensitive to diverse cultures.
Certification requirements: Registered Dietitian or Certified Nutritionist
NOTE: The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties including but not limited to day-to-day duties.

To apply email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with the subject line Dietician/Nutritionist position. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

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