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Head Start Seeking Nutrition Consultant

ACCORD Corporation’s Head Start Division is accepting quotes for a Nutrition Consultant for the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025. Our program currently serves 260 children age’s birth to five years.

Required Credentials: Must provide proof that you are a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist and a copy of your educational degree in the related field. Must provide a current resume.

Responsibilities:

Assist the program in designing and implementing nutrition services that are culturally and developmentally appropriate, meet the nutritional needs of and accommodate the feeding requirements of each child, including children with special dietary needs and children with disabilities.

· Approve menus and ensure that:

Each child in a program that operates for six hours or more per day receives meals and snacks that provide one half to two thirds of the child’s daily nutritional needs, depending upon the length of the program day;

Meals and snacks served to 3 to 5-year-olds conform to USDA requirements in 7 CFR parts 210, 220, and 226, and are high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar, and salt;

Infants and toddlers are fed according to their individual developmental readiness and feeding skills as recommended in USDA requirements outlined in 7 CFR parts 210, 220, and 226, and ensure infants and young toddlers are fed on demand to the extent possible;

Promote breastfeeding, including providing recommendations on how to properly store and handle breast milk and help the program to make accommodations, as necessary, for mothers who wish to breastfeed during program hours, and if necessary, provide referrals to lactation consultants or counsellors.

Provide education, training and support for parents of enrolled children on the importance of physical activity, healthy eating, and the negative health consequences of sugar-sweetened beverages, and how to select and prepare nutritious foods that meet the family’s nutrition and food budget needs.

Participate in the Health Services Advisory Committee to assist with the development and implementation of high quality nutrition services and to provide guidance in the area of nutrition as it impacts health.

Please submit quotes, including hourly rate charged and proof of requirements labelled with your name/company’s name. Late submissions will not be considered.

Mail to:

ACCORD Corporation

Annette Lerro, Operations & Finance Manager

71 Boss Street

Bolivar, NY 14715

Or email:

Annette Lerro, Operations and Finance Manager at alerro@accordcorp.org

Quotes will be accepted until Friday, August 7, 2020. ACCORD Corporation reserves the right to select or reject quotes based on cost, contractor's experience, location, and other qualifications.

Please feel free to contact Annette Lerro via email alerro@accordcorp.org or phone 585-268-7605 x 1031 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Annette Lerro

Head Start Operations and Finance Manager

Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development, Inc.

585-268-7605, Extension 1031

alerro@accordcorp.org

84 Schuyler Street, P.O. Box 573, Belmont, NY 14813 Designated Community Action Agency for Allegany County, NY

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