Nutrition Coordinator

Upbring - Cleburne, TX3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $58,000 a year
The Nutrition Coordinator is primarily responsible for compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and in promoting the health and wellness of each child by providing nutritional services that supplement and compliment those of the home and community.

Essential Duties

Consult and adhere to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations;
Work with program leadership as needed in the implementation of nutritional initiatives and strategies
Review each child’s nutritional needs assessment (documentation and complete observation) within required
timelines; recommend and refer for appropriate course of action
Review nutritional/health information at least annually during program year for “returning children”, and address
individual needs as identified
Provide support, resources and if applicable, a plan of action upon receiving a referral for nutritional related issues/
Provide nutritional education to staff members at Pre‐Service training and throughout program year as needed
Support education staff in implementing nutritional activities that are incorporated into the classroom
Present a nutritional educational activities and trainings to parents at each center
Provide individual and/or group nutritional counseling to families as requested or based on assessments results
Develop, review, modify, and evaluate menus to ensure the meal program meets standard nutritional
requirement and individual nutritional needs of each child while ensuring menu options that are reflective of
cultural preferences and broaden each child’s culinary experience
Attend and have active role in food services meetings
Other duties and projects as assigned

Working Relationships

Actively participate in collaborative and cooperative efforts and activities with the Head Start leadership, education team and cross-functional teams
Work closely with the Superintendent and other Head Start leadership and staff to maintain focus on family engagement, health, and nutrition with program goals and objectives that meet the needs of the students and families
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with family advocates, classroom teachers, administrative staff, children, and parents to ensure the children are receiving a quality learning experience
Work closely with staff and administration to ensure program operations are supporting and meeting program goals and objectives and learning outcomes
Work as part of the team and show professionalism at all times by modeling and demonstrating a positive attitude and working relationships, while maintaining strong ethical boundaries
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or closely related field from a program accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist
CPR and First Aid certified or willing and able to obtain within 90 days of hire
Ability to lift a child weighing up to 50 pounds, 20 times a day if needed with or without reasonable accommodation
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and other relevant programs

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Nutrition or closely related field from a program accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Prior experience working in low income diverse communities preferred
Bilingual Spanish-English based on service population

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

This position requires frequent standing, sitting, walking and using a computer for long periods of time
Position works in a facility with and around children on a regular basis
Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs up to 20 times a day

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.


The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status