National WIC Association

Public Health Nutritionist

Berrien County Health Department (Benton Harbor , MI)

TITLE: Public Health Nutritionist CODE: 8302
Under general supervision, provides nutrition and dietary consultation to Health Department programs, clients and the general public.
1. Provides consultation and inservice training on nutrition to departmental employees and employees of related health organizations.
2. Plans, develops and implements nutritional education and high risk care plans for program participants in conjunction with the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program and the general health education programs of the Department.
3. Serves as an advisor on nutrition to special health projects such as Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health programs.
4. Plans and conducts classes on nutrition and diets to groups with special nutritional needs such as heart and diabetic patients, and other participants in Health Department programs.
5. May conduct surveys, home visits, etc. to determine nutritional needs.
6. May conduct assessments for medical/nutritional eligibility for Departmental programs.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, or its equivalent in terms of education, experience or training.
Experience: None.
Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle is required.
In times of a public health emergency, may be required to report for specialized assigned duties inside or outside of Berrien County.
1. Registration as a Dietician in the State of Michigan.
2. Thorough knowledge of the principles of human nutrition.
3. Considerable knowledge of dietary control of diseases.
4. Knowledge of the principles of health education and public health administration.
5. Ability to plan, organize and develop a public nutrition consultation and education program,
6. Ability to apply education and public information techniques to the science of nutrition.
7. Ability to work with community organizations in the development of nutrition programs.
8. Considerable skill in speaking and writing concerning nutrition.
This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.

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