Cooking Matters Colorado is a nutrition education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy and budget-wise food choices. The ideal Nutrition Instructor is someone who has a four degree in nutrition, food science, dietetics, or related field. Registered Dietitian is preferred but not required; Dietetic Interns are encouraged to teach classes.
Follow the goals and objectives for each as outlined in the curriculum while meeting the needs of participants.
The Nutrition Instructor will act as facilitator for these activities.
Talking points should include MyPlate as a tool for healthy eating; focusing on all food groups and important nutrients; planned balanced meals; the benefits of fruits, vegetables and whole grains and how to include more of these on a daily basis.
Interest in working with low-income individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ability to travel to class locations. Willingness to be trained in Cooking Matters Colorado curricula and to work as a team with volunteer chef.
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours a week for 6 weeks plus 4 hrs. of training
- At least 2 years in nutrition course work accredited school, dietitian training, degree in nutrition
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