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Posted 23 Feb 2015

SNAP-Ed Specialists, Amherst, MA

Job Description: The University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) invites applications for two SNAP-Ed Multi-Level Specialists, based at the Department of Transitional Assistance in Boston, to work on preventing and addressing obesity in the MA SNAP population. The incumbents will work collaboratively to coordinate, conduct, and promote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) multi-level initiatives and activities that determine policies, systems, and environments that influence Massachusetts SNAP participants' food choices and physical activity.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health, Health Promotion, or related field plus three years full time professional experience relevant to the position
  • Experience with developing public health activities designed to support behavior change interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, collaborate, and network with a variety of stakeholders focused on a common goal or mission
  • Excellent interpersonal and group process skills with diverse groups of people in a team setting
  • Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local, regional, and statewide activity which is not restricted by access to public or private transportation
  • Proficiency using computer programs for word processing, preparation of presentations and reports, data entry/management/analysis, online research, and electronic communication

To learn more and to apply see the job's web page for more: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=57080


Posted 20 Feb 2015

Summer Internship in Food Policy, Tarrant County, TX

Summer Food Policy Internship Opportunity for Senior Level Undergraduate Students or Recent Graduates with Strong Research Skills, or Master’s Level Graduate Students

Contact Person: Teresa Wagner, MS, RD/LD
Doctoral Student in Public Health, UNT Health Science Center
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions, UNT Health Science Center
Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Representative
teresa.wagner@unt.edu
http://www.tarrantcountyfoodpolicycouncil.org/

Two applicants will be selected for this opportunity. This summer work experience internship is a joint venture between: Tarrant County Food Policy Council, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (MOWI), Tarrant County Public Health, and University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. The home base for this project will be at Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas.

Description: The Food Policy Interns will work under the supervision of the Community Food (Security) Assessment Program Director gaining valuable experience in a participative and collaborative process. The process examines a broad range of food-related issues and resources in order to inform actions to improve community food security and will culminate in publishable research.

The Food Policy Interns will work to assess the community’s current resources and assets and identify priorities that help in developing strategies for implementing approved and monitored action plans. The community food assessment will inform decision-making about priority food security issues in Tarrant County. This will be done in a collaborative way that focuses on community assets. The process will reveal where important changes in the community's food system and policies can lead to improved health of the community and the population.

The Food Policy Interns will integrate information from a variety of sources about food security issues in a Tarrant County. Information about individual components of community food security will be coordinated into a comprehensive picture of the food security situation for local decision-makers.

The Food Policy Interns will help generate a report to inform decision-making about programs and policies that affect food security in the community, not simply to collect data. A community food assessment will help to (1) understand local food systems, (2) inform the setting of goals to improve these local food systems, (3) inform decision-making about policies and actions to improve community food security; and (4) establish a long-term monitoring system with a clear set of indicators.

There are six basic assessment components:

  • Profile of community socioeconomic and demographic characteristics
  • Profile of community food resources
  • Assessment of household food security
  • Assessment of food resource accessibility
  • Assessment of food availability and affordability
  • Assessment of community food production resources

Skills Required for the Policy Intern Positions:

  • Master's Level Student or Bachelor Level with Strong Skills in Research
  • Acceptable fields of study of applicants can be: Nutrition/Dietetics, Food System, Statistics, Environmental Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, Agriculture, Home Economics, Business Economics, Public Health, Political Science, Policy, or Nursing Experience in Review of Literature
  • Interest and Experience in Research and Data Mining
  • Interest in Policy and Food Policy

This summer internship period will be June 1-August 14, 2015. The dates, days, and hours of work can be flexible but require a minimum commitment of at least 32 hours per week for 8 weeks or more, for at least a total of 250 hours within MOWI regular operating hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M Monday through Thursday and 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. We will have a mandatory orientation day, along with other MOWI summer interns, on Monday, June 1rd. This is a non-paid position. The applicant will need to secure their own travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and make their own housing arrangements within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as have their own reliable transportation and a laptop computer; if assistance is needed in finding housing, we can provide leads. Any mileage or other out-of-pocket expenses related to performing specific job duties will be reimbursed.

If interested in this position, please respond by March 31, 2015 via email to Teresa Wagner at Teresa.wagner@unt.edu with:

  1. a current resumé
  2. an essay on why you would like to work at on this project and your talents/interests
  3. two letters of recommendation; at least one needs to be from a professor, and both letters should be sent directly to Teresa from the letter writer
  4. a statement of your dates, days, and hours of work availability
  5. a statement of your planned living arrangements, and whether you have access to transportation and a laptop computer
  6. a list of concerns or questions regarding this internship

Please send all documents via word document(s) or pdf files via email with a subject title of FOOD POLICY INTERN APPLICANT 2015. Phone interviews may be scheduled prior to the announcement date to select finalists. Two applicants will be selected for the summer positions by April 15, 2015. Applicant selection will be based upon:

  • quality of the application documents and recommendation letters
  • strength of recommendation letters and letter writer’s knowledge of the candidate
  • initiative and research about MOWI and their programs
  • enthusiasm shown and responses given on the phone/in-person interviews
  • the applicant availability and length of the summer commitment

Posted 20 Feb 2015

Summer Internship, Healthy Aging and Independent Living, Fort Worth Texas

LEAD

Summer HAIL (Healthy Aging and Independent Living) Internship Opportunity for nutrition/dietetic students and/or recent graduates

Contact Person: Denise Blevins, RDN/LD – HAIL Dietitian
320 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Phone: 817-336-0912
dblevins@mealsonwheels.org
www.mealsonwheels.org

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (MOWI) is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit charitable organization, and has operated independently in Tarrant County since 1973, providing hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The meals, daily contact by caring volunteers and professional case management allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own homes ... where they want to be. More information about the organization can be found at www.mealsonwheels.org.

For the third time, MOWI is offering a summer internship for a nutrition student or recent graduate interested in working on our HAIL Project. This project is designed for MOWI clients who have diabetes, are at risk for developing diabetes, or are at high nutrition risk. The HAIL project aims to educate clients in their home on behavior and lifestyle changes to help manage their chronic conditions, and also strives to keep our clients out of the hospital and healthy in their homes.

The selected applicant will work one-on-one with our three Registered Dietitians that work with the HAIL project. This experience will include observations of client education and counseling; follow-up telephone calls to assessed clients; mailings of educational materials to clients; maintenance of our client databases; and other duties as assigned by the HAIL dietitians.

This summer internship period will be June 1-August 14, 2015. The dates, days, and hours of work can be flexible but require a minimum commitment of at least 32 hours per week for 8 weeks or more, for at least a total of 250 hours within MOWI regular operating hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M Monday through Thursday. We will have a mandatory orientation day, along with other MOWI summer interns, on Monday, June 1rd. This is a non-paid position. The applicant will need to secure their own travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and make their own housing arrangements within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as have their own reliable transportation and a laptop computer; if assistance is needed in finding housing, we can provide leads. Any mileage or other out-of-pocket expenses related to performing specific job duties will be reimbursed.

If interested in this position, please respond by March 31, 2015 via email to Denise Blevins, RDN/LD at dblevins@mealsonwheels.org with:

  1. a current resumé
  2. an essay on why you would like to work at on the HAIL project and your talents/interests
  3. two letters of recommendation; at least one needs to be from a professor, and both letters should be sent directly to Denise from the letter writer
  4. a statement of your dates, days, and hours of work availability
  5. a statement of your planned living arrangements, and whether you have access to transportation and a laptop computer
  6. a list of concerns or questions regarding this internship

Please send all documents via word document(s) or pdf files via email with a subject title of HAIL INTERN APPLICANT 2015. Phone interviews may be scheduled prior to the announcement date to select finalists. Two applicants will be selected for the summer positions by April 15, 2015. Applicant selection will be based upon:

  • quality of the application documents and recommendation letters
  • strength of recommendation letters and letter writer’s knowledge of the candidate
  • initiative and research about MOWI and their programs
  • enthusiasm shown and responses given on the phone/in-person interviews
  • the applicant availability and length of the summer commitment

Posted 20 Feb 2015

Summer Internship, Meals on Wheels, Tarrant County, TX

Summer Work Internship Opportunity for Incoming Junior and Senior Dietetic/Nutrition Students, Recent Graduates, or Current Dietetic/Nutrition Graduate Students

Contact Person: Sherry Marishak-Simon, R.D./L.D., Vice President of Nutrition and Health Programs
or Lilly Frawley, R.D./L.D., Manager of Nutrition Services
320 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Phone: 817-336-0912
ssimon@mealsonwheels.org lilly@mealsonwheels.org
www.mealsonwheels.org

MOWI is offering a summer work internship opportunity for Dietetic/Nutrition students, graduates, or graduate students. Last year MOWI received numerous applications from students on campuses all over the country, and quite a few international students, with MOWI accepting seven applicants.

The selected applicants will work one-on-one with six tenured, experienced, MOWI employed, Registered/Licensed Dietitians in the area of community dietetics and geriatric nutrition. The applicants may gain experience in one or all of the following areas of dietetics, nutrition, and business management: menu development; research design and reporting; client counseling; foodservice management; development of written nutrition education publications; client satisfaction survey design and reporting; food time and temperature studies; report writing; geriatric nutrition practices; in-home nutritional assessments; nutrition education presentation; and personal portfolio development. This opportunity has been very beneficial to past summer interns by giving them the much-needed nutrition/dietetic experience required/requested by most internship, coordinated, or graduate school programs. Personal references and essays from previous MOWI summer work interns about their MOWI experiences and what they gained from this unique and rewarding opportunity are available upon request.

This summer internship period will be June 1-August 14, 2015. The dates, days, and hours of work can be flexible but require a commitment of at least 32 hours per week for 8 weeks or more, for a minimum of 250 hours in total within MOWI regular operating hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. on Friday. We will have a mandatory orientation day on Monday, June 1st.

This is a non-paid position. The applicant will need to secure their own travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and make their own housing arrangements within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as have their own reliable transportation and a laptop computer; if assistance is needed in finding housing, we will be able to provide leads. Any mileage or other out-of-pocket expenses related to performing specific internship duties will be reimbursed.

If interested in this position, please respond by March 31, 2015 via email to Sherry Marishak-Simon, R.D./L.D., Vice President of Nutrition and Health Programs at ssimon@mealsonwheels.org and to Lilly Frawley, R.D./L.D., Manager of Nutrition Services, at lilly@mealsonwheels.org with the following materials:

  1. a current resumé
  2. an essay on why you would like to work at MOWI and what talents you can bring to the organization
  3. two letters of recommendation; at least one needs to be from a professor, and should be sent directly from the letter writer to both Sherry and Lilly
  4. a statement of your dates, days, and hours of summer work availability
  5. a statement of your planned living arrangements, and whether you have access to transportation and a laptop computer
  6. a list of concerns or questions regarding this internship

Please send all documents via word document(s) or pdf files via email with a subject title of MOWI INTERN APPLICANT 2015. Phone interviews may be scheduled prior to the announcement date to select finalists. Applicants will be selected for the summer positions by April 15, 2014. Applicant selection will be based upon:

  1. quality of the application documents and recommendation letters
  2. strength of the recommendation letters and letter writer’s knowledge of the applicant
  3. initiative and research about MOWI and their programs
  4. enthusiasm shown and responses given on the phone/in-person interviews
  5. the applicant availability and length of the summer commitment

We look forward to reviewing your application, and please don’t hesitate to contact either Sherry Simon or Lilly Frawley with any questions or concerns. Thank you!


Posted 11 Feb 2015

Clinical Dietitian, UMass Memorial Health Care (Sodexho), Leominster, MA

Sodexo is seeking a Registered Dietitian for HealthAlliance Hospital, a 135-bed community hospital. The selected candidate will work 50% outpatient and 50% inpatient. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year acute care clinical experience. HealthAlliance Hospital is a member of UMass Memorial Health Care.

To learn more and to apply see the job's web page for more: https://external-careers-sodexo.icims.com/jobs/38990/clinical-dietitian-1/job

12 January 2015

Recipe Consultant, Energy Metabolism Lab, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA

The Energy Metabolism Lab is seeking a registered dietitian or chef to consult, as needed, in a weight loss research study. S/he will assist in developing and modifying recipes consistent with the study diets. Study diets compositions are within the Acceptable Macronutrient Range with an emphasis on low fat, high protein, high fiber, and high volume. S/he should have experience with regional specialties across the U.S. S/he may also do food demonstration for 10-15 study participants at a time.

If interested, please email resume and cover letter to amy.taetzsch@tufts.edu.


7 January 2015

Outpatient Dietitian-Bariatric & General, St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT

Sodexo is seeking a Bariatric/General Outpatient Registered Dietitian for St. Mary's community teaching hospital. Selected candidate will spend ~60% of their time working with Bariatric clients. As a Bariatric Dietitian this position will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and assess, evaluate, and determine a nutritional plan of care for each Bariatric client. The selected candidate will spend ~40% of their time as a general Outpatient Dietitian, providing medical nutrition therapy and education to a variety of clients.

For more information and to apply, see the job's web page.


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