The Registered Dietician provides nutrition support services such as menu analysis, menu crediting, recipe entry, and nutrition counseling at the Easton School District ensuring compliance with Whitsons specifications and government regulations.
Develop and test recipes to ensure accuracy of measurements, instructions, quality, flavor, yield, nutrition information, and other specified criteria.
Develop menus and/or meal plans to meet specific nutrition guidelines.
Analyze menus and recipes for nutritional adequacy.
Ensure ingredient and recipe information is accurate in all nutrition related software including portion and yield guides.
Maintain internal nutrition-related SOPs and manuals.
Attend Nutrition Meetings with School District and School Staff
Take lead role in the PDE State AR Review Process
Ensure menus, recipes and production records comply with nutritional guidelines during administrative reviews for school customers.
Work with the culinary team to ensure customer dietary needs are being accommodated and arrange for specially prepared meals, purchase of prepackaged foods or sourcing special requests when the daily menu offerings do not meet their needs.
Work on project teams with various departments as the nutrition Subject Matter Expert.
Follow HIPAA and FERPA guidelines to conduct nutrition counseling and consultations for consumers with special dietary needs to enable them to assume more personal responsibility for their health and to help them make their own determinations on what to eat and what not to eat.
Promote better nutrition by giving presentations and creating nutrition-based food articles for employees, customers and various publications including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, websites, books and brochures.
Create and provide user-friendly tools to our food service employees to help them understand and comply with evolving nutritional requirements and can pass Administrative Reviews.
Complete applications to request food vendor information during bidding season.
Keep current about rules and regulations concerning school lunch for individual states and the USDA.
Maintain dietetic registration and continuing education requirements.
Perform other incidental and/or related duties as required and/or assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to multi-task.
Position may require extended hours including evenings and/or weekends, travel to multiple work sites and frequent out-of-town travel. Must be able to drive his/her own vehicle to other work sites and use his/her own smart phone.
Education and Certification
Bachelor's degree in dietetics, food science, or nutrition.
Registered Dietician (RD) certified.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Proficient in menu analysis programs such as such as: Meal Tracker, Simple Serve, Nutri Kids, Genesis.
Other Qualifications and Experience
1-3 years' experience in healthcare/schools/food manufacturing setting.
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics preferred.
Proficient in various state and regulatory nutritional standards under the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for multiply age groups (infants to elderly), the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program under the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the USDA.
Able to handle multiple tasks in a changing work environment. Work well under deadline focused conditions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, passion for results and attention to detail.
Requires occasional travel using own transportation to client locations within and outside New York to accommodate field requests.
Founded in 1979, Whitsons Culinary Group® provides dining services to consumers and public and private organizations throughout the United States. Our services include school nutrition, residential and healthcare dining, prepared meals, corporate dining, vending services and emergency dining; ranging in scope from consulting services to complete, onsite turnkey solutions. Whitsons is currently the 19th largest dining service provider in the U.S. (Food Management, March 2015) and leads the industry with its customized services, innovative programs, commitment to quality, focus on nutrition, local sourcing and community support.
A family-owned company, we operate our business with uncompromised integrity and an unwavering commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction in everything we do. Our extensive resources enable schools, residential facilities, businesses and other organizations to concentrate on their operational goals, while our team of dedicated professionals expertly manages their dining needs. Key to our successful partnerships is our ability to tailor our services to achieve each client’s unique goals.
Our mission is Enhancing Life One Meal at a Time™. We accomplish ...this goal by striving to exceed each individual customer’s expectations every day, with every meal we serve. This is the Whitsons difference and what enables us to truly make a difference in the lives of our customers!