National WIC Association

Nutritionist I/II

Saginaw County Health Department WIC (Saginaw, MI)

Nutritionist I:
Provides direct nutrition services to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants. Performs a complete
nutrition assessment to determine, nutritional risk, clients’ concerns, and then assigns the appropriate food
package. This position provides nutrition education and follows participants during their certification period.
The Nutritionist I make referrals to various health care programs including, by not limited to breastfeeding
support, Registered Dietitian, maternal and infant care programs, and social services as appropriate.
Provides breastfeeding promotion, protection, support and education. Provides technical and nutrition
related assistance to staff and other health professionals. Other work as assigned such as answering phones,
attending meetings/trainings, provides back up for clerical and technical staff as needed, assists with
community outreach. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the WIC Coordinator.

Nutritionist II:
In addition to performing Nutritionist I responsibilities, this position provides tailored services to high-risk
participants and develops their individualized client centered care plan. RD/RDN approves Class III food
packages, tracks high-risk participants progress and documents their outcomes. This position assists in
creation of nutrition education resources and provides in-service training to staff. Work is performed under
the limited supervision of the WIC Coordinator.

MINIMUM OR SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Nutritionist I:
Education: Bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition, or related field.
Experience: Minimal experience (less than 1 year) in prenatal, infant and child nutrition counseling and
education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements: Valid driver's license in the State of Michigan.

Nutritionist II:
Education: Bachelor's degree in Dietetics.
Experience: Prefer one (1) to three (3) years of experience in prenatal, infant and child nutrition counseling
and education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements: Registered Dietitian issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration upon
hire and valid driver's license in the State of Michigan.

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