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Public Health Nutritionist, Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Peterborough, Ontario
Deadline September 30, 2010

Full-time – Temporary - November 24, 2010 – November 18, 2011

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) has an exciting opportunity for a Public Health Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) to join our dynamic Nutrition Promotion and Community Health Prevention Teams.   Peterborough is located just over an hour north-east of Toronto, in the heart of the Kawartha Tourism Region, offering a wide variety of culture, arts and recreation opportunities.  It is an affordable and safe community with quality schools, including a community college and university.  The Peterborough County-City Health Unit is a progressive, mid-size health unit which has established itself as a leader within the community and provincially.


  • Participates in the development and review of plans related to implementation of the Community Health  requirements in the Ontario Public Health Standards;
  • Supports design, implementation and monitoring of healthy eating policies in schools, workplaces and the community;
  • Provides consultation and support to health unit staff, local organizations and professionals, coalitions and networks;
  • Plans, implements and evaluates comprehensive health promotion strategies;
  • Responds to public inquiries related to healthy eating; and
  • Conducts literature reviews and research and analyses reports and research articles related to food and nutrition.


  • Baccalaureate degree in food and human nutrition, and completion of an accredited dietetic internship program or Masters degree in community or public health nutrition
  • Registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and eligible for membership with Dietitians of Canada
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation and research
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check
  • Completion of immunizations as outlined in PCCHU policies

Apply in writing to:

Lorraine Skipwith
10 Hospital Drive
Peterborough, ON   K9J 8M1
Fax:  705-743-2897