Middlesex County

Program Nutritionist, Senior Meals Program

Job Locations US-NJ-New Brunswick
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/14/2022 10:42 AM)
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Title:  Program Nutritionist – Office of Aging & Disabled Services


Reports To:  Division Manager, Nutrition Services


Function:  Works with and supports the nutrition meal sites along with working in cooperation with Office staff, other county staff, grantees, and other agencies. 


  • Visit all meal sites monthly
  • Assist meal sites at special events
  • Responsible for back up to other various tasks within the Division
  • Participates in the planning of programs designed to meet the needs of the elderly
  • Represents the Office at meeting and events
  • Prepare clear, sound, accurate information for PowerPoints and presentation materials
  • Ability to provide advice and technical assistance
  • Maintains the essential records and files
  • Interprets and transmits current scientific information regarding food, nutrition, diet, and health to the public
  • Plans, arranges, and conducts educational programs dealing with nutrition for the public
  • Selects and/or develops, evaluates, and updates nutrition education program materials
  • Gives group/individual instructions on subjects such as food preparation, food purchasing, food handling, food economics, mealtime psychology and nutrition
  • Develops nutrition program aids and nutritional related materials
  • Acts as a resource for people requesting nutritional advice
  • Plans and certifies menus in accord with state/federal nutrition policy requirements and regulations regarding preparation of meals for program participants
  • Ensures that persons handling/preparing/serving food practice hygienic food handling techniques
  • Supervises & trains staff to ensure in compliance with state & federal requirements
  • Ensure food service operations are conducted according to state & local health department standards
  • Creates, implements, and evaluates quality assurance initiatives and develops response plans to ensure ongoing quality improvement
  • Assist with SHIP related questions as needed
  • Perform all other responsibilities as assigned


Education and Certifications:  

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutritional Sciences, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Home Economics with an emphasis on nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Community Dietetics or Dietetics




must possesses a current and valid Registered Dietetic Technician credential from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Additional Requirements:

  • Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license
  • To become a SHIP trained counselor within the first year of employment based on available training dates.
  • Required to pass NJ State Certified Food Manager Test every 5 years and other food sanitation tests (i.e ServSafe)


Skills and Experience: 

Will be required to learn to utilize various computer programs:  SAMS, Word, Excel for example.

Must be organized and self-motivated.

Ability to carry out recurring assignments independently and in accord with established procedures, policies.

Ability to develop and maintain effective work relations with supervisors, co-workers, and grantees.

Work to promote a healthy work environment.


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