School Food Service
Shine Early Learning
LaGrange, Georgia 30240
Job Description and Requirements
The objective of the Nutritionist Coordinator is to comply with Head Start Performance Standards and to promote each childs wellness by providing nutritional services that supplement and complement those of the home and community.
Knowledge of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations; Review and provide input into the annual Integrated Services Plan as needed.
Work with Leadership Team as needed in the implementation of nutritional component into the program.
Participate in the Health Services Advisory Committee.
Review each childs nutritional needs assessment (documentation and complete observation) within 90 days of childÃ¢s entry date; recommend and refer for appropriate course of action.
For Returning Children, review of nutritional /health information minimum of one time during the program year. Address individual needs as identified.
Provide support, resources and if applicable, a plan of action upon receiving a Health/ Nutritional Internal Referral for nutritional related issues/concerns.
Provide nutritional education to staff members at Pre-Service training and throughout the program year as needed.
In conjunction with the Health and Educational component; support education staff in implementing nutritional activities that are incorporated into the classroom.
Present nutritional educational activity/training to families as needed aligning with our health practices.
Provide individual and/or group nutritional counseling to families as requested or based on assessments.
Develop, review, modify, and evaluate menus to ensure the meal program meets the nutritional needs and individual nutritional needs of each child are met. Menus will be reflective of cultural preferences and broaden each childs food experience.
Input to purchasing practices and make recommendations for maximizing the use of funds available for program food service. In addition, attend and have active role in food services meetings.
Bachelor's in Nutrition required, Master's preferred.
Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist.
Able to lift a child weighing 40 pounds, 20 times a day if needed.
Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation.
Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid.
The mission of Shine Early Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.
[posted Aug 24, 2017]
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