Nutrition Facilitator - Solid Ground Community Food Education
Cooking Matters offers cooking and nutrition classes focused on maximizing food resources to community members in low-income areas. We provide hands-on education, combining cooking, nutrition, menu planning, budgeting, kitchen safety and sanitation.
Each Cooking Matters class is led by a team of three trained volunteers – a Cooking Facilitator, a Nutrition Facilitator and a Class Assistant – who work alongside a staff coordinator to facilitate fun, lively and informative classes for participants. Volunteers work with the participants on educational activities and preparing a shared meal. Classes are held at community organizations, public and transitional housing sites, schools, and other service-providing agencies throughout Seattle and King County.
As an instructor, you must have a strong background in nutrition, food science, dietetics or a related field. Important things to discuss include the MyPlate model as a tool for healthy eating, planning balanced meals, benefits of fruits and vegetables, food budgeting, label reading, whole grains and fiber, and physical activity. Classes are interactive and nutrition facilitators often act as facilitators for the activities to teach and reinforce the lessons for each week. Nutrition facilitators also serve as positive role models by emphasizing the benefits of nutritious eating and motivating participants to improve their eating habits.Additional Details:
Hours per week (approx.): 3
- Interest/background in nutrition
- Ability to work with staff, volunteers and participants with a variety of racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, lifestyles and sexual orientations
- Ability to be non-judgmental, positive, respectful, creative, consistent and flexible
- Willingness to work both as part of a team and independently
- Some teaching experience preferred, and bilingual abilities (especially Spanish) is a huge plus!
Complete and submit a Solid Ground Volunteer Application online, or download the Word version and send it by mail, email or fax to the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com
Whether applying online or via Word application, a signed Washington State Patrol Background Check form is required for all Solid Ground volunteers. Please print, complete, sign and submit this form by email, fax or mail.