CERTIFIED DIETICIAN/ NUTRITIONIST
The residential Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist assesses residents’ nutritional needs and food patterns based on age, activity level, and special circumstances resulting from health related conditions including disabilities, diabetes, high blood pressure, food allergies, and obesity. For assigned residents, the certified dietitian/nutritionist plans for and directs the provision of food appropriate for physical and dietary needs and provides nutrition counseling and recommendations. For assigned residents, the dietitian/nutritionist plans menus, directs the preparation of food to meet dietary needs and trains residential staff. Ensure that each assigned resident receives a balanced and nutritious diet, served at appropriate times and in as normal a manner as possible.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics/nutrition with a minimum of six months of experience, OR an Associate’s degree in dietetics/nutrition with at least eight years of experience. Must be Certified as a Dietitian-Nutritionist in New York State. A NYS Driver’s license is also required.