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Job Detail: Public Health Nutritionist

About Cambridge Health Alliance:

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system that serves everyone in need. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, CHA is passionately local. It is proud to provide high quality, essential services like primary care, specialty care, hospital care, emergency services, maternity care and behavioral health in convenient neighborhood locations. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care for rare or highly complex conditions at its clinical partners - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mass. General Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

CHA's work extends far beyond patient care. It operates the nationally accredited Cambridge Public Health Department and community health programs across its service area. It collaborates closely with local governments and non-profits to improve health status and reduce barriers to care. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine, CHA is proud to train the health care providers of tomorrow.


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Nutrition Programs, CPHD, develop, implement and coordinate activities in Cambridge to promote healthy eating and active living with a focus on policy, practices, systems changes to create an environment that promotes healthy choices. Develop and implement collaborations, initiatives, and related program and outreach activities citywide.

Coordinate efforts to promote healthy eating and healthy weight by nursing and nutrition staff of the school health program of the Cambridge Public Health Department. Collaborate with Cambridge Schools Food Service to help improve the appeal, presentation and nutrition quality of school meals and the healthy eating environment.


Position Responsibilities:

Coordinate and collaborate on developing, planning, implementing, tracking, and evaluating policy and program initiatives to support healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight in Cambridge. Collaborate on Cambridge in Motion strategies, including implementation of strategies, education and marketing, including social media as well as outreach to the community to create an environment that promotes healthy eating and active living. Develop, implement and assist with coordination of educational programming and presentations, initiatives and outreach targeted to the community, including city and non-profit program staff, families, children, seniors, and other as appropriate regarding healthy eating and physical activity. Assist with communications, marketing, and outreach about departmental, collaborative, Cambridge in Motion and related activities, including social media. Co-lead the Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council. Foster collaboration and coordination among members to develop policy recommendations, and coordination and implementation of actions. Develop implement, and coordinate efforts of school health nursing with nutrition staff to promote healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight in the schools. In partnership with school food service and other stakeholders help improve the appeal and nutrition quality of school meals and the school environment as it influences healthy eating and physical activity. Coordinate outreach, assessment, educational programming and technical assistance for out-of-school-time programs to promote and engage the staff in changes and the development of policies and practices to support healthy eating and physical activity. Participate in committee/coalition work, such as the SNAP Match coalition, the Water Task Force, the 5-2-1 Workgroup/School Wellness Council Sub Committee of the Healthy Children Task Force.


To Apply:

No inquiries, please apply on-line.

About the job

Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Field Education
Time Full-time
Date 29 April 2019

About the company

Company name Cambridge Health Alliance
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Phone (617) 665-1000


Street 1493 Cambridge Street
City Cambridge
District Massachusetts
Zip 02139
Country United States