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Public Health Dietitian, Sudbury & District Health Unit


The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) has an exciting opportunity in its Sudbury office for a Public Health Dietitian. Reporting to a Program Manager in the Health Promotion Division, the Public Health Dietitian applies various strategies required to improve the health of the population, including awareness, education, skill-building, community needs assessment, and the analysis, development and implementation of healthy public policy relevant to food and nutrition issues within the community.


  • Communicates and liaises with health unit staff, health and social service professionals, media, educators, agencies and community at large on nutrition issues
  • Advocates for healthy eating and healthy weights issues in the community.
  • Oversees students on placement, peer educators, volunteers, dietetic interns, and professionals in training
  • Assumes a leadership role to achieve priorities outlined in the Sudbury & District Health Unit Strategic Plan.
  • Builds community relationships through involvement with internal and external committees, task forces and coalitions.
  • Maintains required professional memberships and competencies.


  • Registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and eligible for a membership with Dietitians of Canada and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health.
  • Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
  • Fluency in both official languages is required. A minimum two years' nutrition experience, preferably in school and community nutrition programming, would be considered an asset.
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle insured as per agency policy because travel is required.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check is required.

Resumés will be accepted until August 29, 2008, and should be sent in confidence to:

Ms. Louise Mitchell, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON  P3E 3A3 (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: (705) 522-9200, ext. 430  
Fax: (705) 522-5182

Please include title of the position in the subject line.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The Sudbury & District Health Unit is an equal opportunity employer.

All information is collected solely for the purposes of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.