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Kansas State University EFNEP Nutrition Assistant, Wildcat District in Manhattan, Kansas

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rEFNEP Nutrition Assistant, Wildcat District

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r Department: 3670035110 Extension Nutrition Progrm

Job no: 512029

Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)

Location: Other

Categories: Health Profession, Nutrition, Extension Agent / Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food Systems

Pay Grade: 03A


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rAbout This Role:

The Extension Nutrition Program, within K-State Research and Extension, is currently seeking four full-time Extension Nutrition Assistants. The Extension Nutrition Assistant will provide nutrition education to low-income families with young children and youth as part of the goals and objectives of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This position provides nutrition education to enrolled families and youth on a daily basis and tailors the content to suit the needs of each client. The position requires strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively recruit and retain program participants and develop collaborative partnerships with community agencies. The Extension Nutrition Assistant reports to the Wildcat District EFNEP/SNAP-Ed Extension Agent.


Duties include, but are not limited to:





+ Administer the 24-hour food recall and food-physical activity questionnaire to newly enrolled families in order to assess dietary behavior and needs



+ Plan appropriate learning experiences for enrolled EFNEP families based on approved curriculum and current guidance in order to improve food, nutrition and physical activity knowledge and behaviors



+ Submit accurate and timely records and reports on a daily/weekly basis in order to track program activities and participant progress



+ Make contact and maintain collaborative relationships with other agencies in order to recruit clients and expand the program



+ Encourage low-income families to enroll in EFNEP through various recruiting opportunities such as demonstrations, group presentations, individual contacts and/or distribution of printed materials



+ Participate in staff meetings, statewide trainings, annual conferences, workshops and seminars in order to improve nutrition knowledge, teaching methodology and record keeping skills





This position will serve the Wildcat Extension District. The primary office location will be negotiable between Altamont, Fredonia, Pittsburg, and Independence, KS. Regular travel to various sites within Wildcat District is required, along with occasional overnight travel for trainings (approximately 3-4 times per year).


Why Join Us:

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families and caregivers of young children with limited resources. EFNEP uses education to support participants' efforts toward self-sufficiency, nutritional health and well-being. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers EFNEP through land-grant universities' cooperative extension programs.



For more information, please go to: https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=2750822&targetURL=. The Extension Nutrition Assistant will provide nutrition education to low-income families with young children and youth as part of the goals and objectives of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This position provides nutrition education to enrolled families and youth on a daily basis and tailors the content to suit the needs of each client. The position requires strong interpersonal skills in order t effectively recruit and retain program participants and develop collaborative partnerships with community agencies. The Extension Nutrition Assistant reports to the Wildcat District EFNEP/SNAP-Ed Extension Agent.


Duties include, but are not limited to:





+ Administer the 24-hour food recall and food-physical activity questionnaire to newly enrolled families in order to assess dietary behavior and needs



+ Plan appropriate learning experiences for enrolled EFNEP families based on approved curriculum and current guidance in order to improve food, nutrition and physical activity knowledge and behaviors



+ Submit accurate and timely records and reports on a daily/weekly basis in order to track program activities and participant progress



+ Make contact and maintain collaborative relationships with other agencies in order to recruit clients and expand the program



+ Encourage low-income families to enroll in EFNEP through various recruiting opportunities such as demonstrations, group presentations, individual contacts and/or distribution of printed materials



+ Participate in staff meetings, statewide trainings, annual conferences, workshops and seminars in order to improve nutrition knowledge, teaching methodology and record keeping skills





This position will serve the Wildcat Extension District. The primary office location will be negotiable between Altamont, Fredonia, Pittsburg, an

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