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20-21 Whidbey Island Nourishes Elementary School Program
 
 
 
Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) is a volunteer-powered, nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishing youth on South Whidbey Island by providing no-cost, ready-to-eat healthy meals. Recognizing the challenges that most children have to meet the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables, in January of 2020, WIN launched a snack program for all students, K-4 at South Whidbey Elementary School. The program delivers fresh fruit and vegetables 2 times a week to classrooms and as much as possible, uses produce harvested from the school district's School Farms Program. The position seeks an AmeriCorps member to serve at South Whidbey Elementary School to help gradually grow the snack program from 2 days a week to 5, to develop nutrition messaging for students and their families and to assist with teaching health and nutrition to PE classes. Interviews for the position will be held in May.
 
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Member Duties : Coordinate with PE teachers to assist teaching health and nutrition lessons to K-4 students to improve healthy eating habits (contributing 1 week/month). Will serve directly with WIN staff to help procure produce from vendors (the School Farm, local farms and grocery suppliers). Will coordinate parent and community volunteers and lead in the preparation and delivery of snacks to the classrooms. Will serve directly with students, teachers and administrators, parents and community members to help promote the benefits of the snack program and the impact of healthy eating. Will generate info/messaging about the snacks (e.g. what it is, where it came from, how it benefits our overall health, etc.) for teachers to share with students in the classroom.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
20-21 Whidbey Island Nourishes Elementary School Program

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020  -   08/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  9

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2020  To  08/31/2021 

Contact Melinda Gardiner
PO Box 1642
Langley   WA   98260
360-221-7787
wscip@ESD.WA.GOV
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 95618


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