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Job Detail: Registered Dietitian

About Child Care Council of Nassau:

Our vision is for all families living and/or working in Nassau County to have access to quality child care and early learning that fosters successful growth and development for every child. 


Position Summary:

The Part-time Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian (RD) will implement the
Champion Initiative, a component of Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings
(EWPHCCS), a SNAP-Ed-funded New York State Health Department program. The
Champion Initiative supports eligible group child care centers with creating
and enhancing environments that support healthy eating and physical activity


Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with four to five child care centers per year to implement Champion
    activities, which include: acting as technical consultant for child care center staff regarding best practices in physical activity and nutrition; providing assistance with goal setting and action plan development; and providing resources and support to centers as they work towards achieving their goals.
  • Create a Champion workgroup of key stakeholders at the center to work on action plan steps and to accomplish best practices goals.
  • Prepare for and provide nutrition education workshops for children, caregivers, and staff using the EWPHCCS curriculum
  • Conduct follow up meetings and trainings with center staff to support sustained implementation of Champion goals.
  • Follow evaluation protocol including collecting and submitting implementation data and evaluation documents
  • Participate in monthly team meetings and provide feedback regarding program implementation.
  • Compile and maintain supplies necessary for program implementation.
  • Serve as EWPHCCS representative in coalitions and workgroups to learn about available resources and, promote program activities and strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Travel is required throughout Nassau & Suffolk counties. Valid driver’s license and reliable car are required. The RD reports to the Program Manager.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field. Master’s Degree (preferred)
  • Candidate must already be a Registered Dietitian, certified with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or pass the Registered Dietitian Exam within the first six months of employment.
  • Serv Safe or related food safety certification (preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience providing nutrition education in group settings, preferably with young children, diverse communities and low-income audiences.
  • Flexible, outgoing and able to work independently and productively without direct daily supervision
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the underlying causes of health inequities and community food security issues on Long Island (preferred)
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the Microsoft Word, Excel and


To Apply:

To Apply contact Cynthia Lenz, Manager of Operations & Human Resources


About the job

Location Garden City, New York
Field Administrative
Time Flexi-time
Date 27 December 2019

About the company

Company name Child Care Council of Nassau
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