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SHARE Food Network - Nutrition Education Specialist
 
 
 
SHARE Food Network is a social enterprise of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington. In existence for 31 years, SHARE partners with local community organizations to distribute nutritious groceries monthly for approximately half the cost sold in the average grocery store. We can pass these savings onto the community because we purchase in bulk and have the support of hundreds of volunteers committed to food equity and security. Additionally, SHARE Volunteers are also customers who give back and strengthen their communities by exemplifying smart spending practices and prioritizing an enjoyable time with family and friends as they give back and strengthen their communities. Major aspects of the program include: 1) Food Demonstration Videos, developing four food demonstration videos using contents of SHARE Value Package, attainable with SNAP benefits. A minimum of three of the videos are to be completed by Host Site volunteers or customers. SHARE Outreach team will use this project to assist Host Sites engage volunteers for their SHARE program. 2) SNAP Outreach Training to Host Sites, explaining how their promotion and acceptance of SNAP benefits opens access to healthy food and promotes food equity in underserved communities. 3) Virtual-Youth and Senior Health and Nutrition Talks, establishing partnerships with senior housing complexes and elementary schools in underserved communities to facilitate discussions and teach children and older adults, in an engaging and age-appropriate way, about the link between healthy food and good health. 4) Best Food Practices, this will be section for the monthly newsletter that will provide quick best practices for identifying quality food, maintaining food freshness, getting the most out of healthy food, how to introduce new and healthy foods to your diet etc.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps Nutrition Education Specialist member will use the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Life education program designed to change behaviors regarding food and nutrition. The member will demonstrate cooking techniques and prepare delicious and healthy food with the help of volunteers, enabling clients to acquire new skills to prepare more nutritious meals. The member will provide culturally relevant healthy recipes to clients, increase their level of comfort with healthy foods, & educate clients on budgeting and shopping for healthy foods. They will support the SHARE Food Network Outreach Team, engaging Host Sites and customers by making them the superstars of healthy living. They will lead SNAP Outreach training for Host Sites, using information from the SNAP Education Toolkit and statewide resources. Lastly, they will partner with local schools, and childcare/senior centers to build SHARE as the community entity recognized for promoting fresh food as good health.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
SHARE Food Network - Nutrition Education Specialist

Program Start/End Date
05/29/2021  -   05/28/2022

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  None    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/09/2021  To  06/30/2021 

Contact Yonette Wilson Williams
3222 Hubbard Rd
Landover   MD   20785
301-864-3115
Yonette.wilson-williams@cc-dc.org
www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/sh
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 103110


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