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Public Health Dietitian, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care, Health Services – Family Health, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontarioo
Deadline August 30, 2017

Contract Duration:  Approximately thirteen (13) months
The Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care (NPACC) action team requires an innovative, self-directed professional with interest and experience in program planning and evaluation focused on healthy eating environments for children within child care settings.
Team Specific Responsibilities:

Works collaboratively with internal team members and external stakeholders (main partners include child care sector agencies) to support healthy eating environments for children within child care settings. In this role, the dietitian will utilize evidenced informed decision-making skills to develop resources and tools such as sample menus and a recipe bank for child care centres in Peel. The dietitian will also develop and deliver training (knowledge translation) for these menu planning resources. As part of this project, the dietitian will lead the development and implementation of an evaluation of the sample menus. Findings from this evaluation will help to inform the development of an online menu planning tool. 
General Responsibilities:

  • Plans, supports, implements and evaluates health promotion programs, policies and strategies
  • Conducts community needs assessments and situational assessments
  • Prepares detailed program planning and evaluation documentation, reports, briefing notes, and statistical analyses
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on topics related to public health sciences, specifically food and nutrition issues, trends and practices
  • Interprets and analyzes nutrition information and evidence in order to provide recommendations to supervisor or middle management for policy and/or program development
  • Acts as a project lead, consultant or committee chair for a diverse range of projects
  • Develops new or revises existing nutrition-related communication tools to align with evidence informed programming
  • Develops and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
  • Ensures that issues of diversity, ethnicity, language and culture are reflected in health promotion planning and programs


  • Bachelor of Science Degree specializing in food and nutrition
  • Completion of an accredited dietetic internship or equivalent
  • Current general registration in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in community or public health nutrition
  • In-depth knowledge of current food and nutrition issues, trends and practices with a focus on 0-6 year old population
  • Background and understanding of research methods, policy development, analysis and critical appraisal including awareness of evidence informed decision making
  • Knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Well-developed and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in using health promotion strategies and program planning and evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • Demonstrated facilitation, partnership/collaboration, project management, planning, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Competence in Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook programs

Compensation: Band 6 - As per Non-Union Salary Structure plus comprehensive benefits
Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON
Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online and complete the attached questionnaire.

Post End Date:  8/30/2017 11:59 PM

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