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    Nutrition Manager

    Location: Rio Grande City, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Nutrition Manager

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director


    Nutrition Services are an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible for the facilitation of nutrition and food services content areas of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The position is responsible for collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and record keeping, community relations and outreach.  The position could involve provision of direct services in the nutrition area only if the individual is licensed/registered as such in the state of service.  This position provides content area training and technical supervision to other agency staff and ensures nutrition services are supported by staff or consultants who are registered dietitians or nutritionists.


    • Develops a system for monitoring compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
    • Establishes policies and procedures for the nutrition portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of nutrition services.
    • CACFP: Works cooperatively with staff person responsible for fiscal/AR in monitoring the CACFP program and completing the application for sponsorship in cooperation with Denver.Uses the CDI HS CACFP Notebook system.Checks menu books for complete, appropriate, accurate documentation.Conducts kitchen monitoring reviews

    Training and Supervision

    • Provides or arranges training to classroom staff on topics such as family-style meal service and nutrition curriculum.
    • Provides information and support on providing nutrition curriculum activities for children and families.
    • Provides or arranges training for parents on nutrition topics.

    Provides orientation, training and supervision of kitchen staff (where appropriate as per organizational chart) and makes sure that inventory control and food preparation are in compliance with local, state and federal standards and within budgetary allowances


    Minimum requirement is an associate’s degree in a health or nutrition field or other closely related field.  Registered dietitian or nutritionist preferred. Experience working in nutrition and or food service arena and working with low-income clients preferred.  Experience and knowledge of family-strengths/family-centered practice preferred.


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