JOB TITLE: Registered Dietician
STATUS: Part-Time (Non-Exempt)
REPORTS TO: PFCE/ERSEA Manager
HISTORY and MISSION
The Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods using a holistic approach to reduce poverty by ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education and technology services, enabling a successful transition from cradle to college and career.
Since the 1990’s, YPI has successfully blended multiple funding streams and partnerships to saturate Los Angeles communities with critically needed services. YPI currently operates a $41 million budget and places more than 1,200 staff at 125 service sites throughout Los Angeles. YPI provide programs and services to more than 100,000 clients each year.
Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program enrolls infants and toddlers through the age of three years old. EHS-CCP comprehensive, child development, parent education and support services are delivered by the Home Visitor in weekly 90 minute home visits and twice a month Socializations. This position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of nutrition services for children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age. Supports YPI’s ECS philosophies, policies, goals, objectives and, has a measurable impact on improving the outcomes for children.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Scope of Work
- Review menus to ensure each child in a center-based full-day program must receive meals and snacks that provide one-half to two-thirds of the child's daily nutritional needs, while at the same time, ensuring that foods prepared and served are high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar, and salt.
- Review and provide expertise on nutrition policies and procedures related to food accommodations and substitutions, late arrivals and feeding requirements.
- Develops and/or provides input on the goals, policies, and activities that meet the nutrition objectives of the Head Start Performance Standards.
- Participates on the annual review and update of the nutrition service area of the written work plan in conjunction with key stakeholders.
- Develop procedures and conducts program observations to ensure infants and toddlers in center-based settings receive food appropriate to his/her nutritional needs, developmental readiness, and feeding skills, as recommended in the CACFP meal pattern.
- Observes classrooms to assure that meal and snack periods in center-based settings are appropriately scheduled and that Infants and young toddlers who need it must be fed "on demand" to the extent possible or at appropriate intervals.
- In collaboration with the Health Specialist, oversees food services and provide food safety and sanitation checks and to ensure that menus and the food program adhere to CACFP and Head Start regulations.
- Plans and provides training for staff and parents, focusing on healthy eating habits, nutrition requirements for children birth to five, coking on a budget, division of responsibility, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.