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Community Dietitian

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Community Educator


Food & Friends
Washington, District of Columbia 20011

Job Description and Requirements

Food & Friends provides freshly prepared meals, nutrition counseling, and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life challenging illnesses. Our team of fifty-five employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and several counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need.

We seek a Community Dietitian to provide nutrition counseling and education to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. Duties will include utilizing Nutrition Care Process standards to provide individualized nutrition counseling to clients via telephone and home visits; assisting with development and distribution of client nutrition publications; providing cooking classes and group nutrition education to clients and other community members; assisting with menu planning and nutrient analysis; and coordinating quality control measures.

The successful candidate must have Registered Dietitian certification with a minimum of 1-3 years of related experience. Must be self-motivated, collaborative, and possesses good time management skills. Eligibility for licensure in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and a valid driverâs license, are required. Additional requirements include knowledge of evidence-based nutrition, knowledge of oncology and HIV medical nutrition therapy, excellent verbal and written communication skills, skill in providing nutrition counseling via telephone and in person, strong public speaking ability, and an appreciation for diversity. Spanish language skills a plus. Must be willing to work some holidays. Offer of employment contingent upon a criminal background check and pre-employment drug test.

Food & Friends provides a competitive salary and generous benefits. Our staff enjoys a high quality, diverse work environment that includes short Fridays and casual dress. Food & Friends is Metro accessible, and has free on-site parking.


Mr. Lucas Ginn
To apply, please submit cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to:

Mr. Lucas Ginn
Food & Friends
219 Riggs Road, NE
Washington, DC 20011
Fax: 202-635-4263
Email: apply@foodandfriends.org
No phone calls, please
Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer
202-635-4263 [fax]

[posted May 19, 2017]

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