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Nutrition Intern / Healthy Snacks Ambassador

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Honduras Child Alliance
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El Porvenir, Honduras

Honduras Child Alliance


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Live beach-front by the Caribbean Sea while working with volunteers from all over the world to benefit children in need! Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 6-12 month "Healthy Snacks Ambassador" (intern) to help coordinate all aspects of our Healthy Snack feeding program. Start date is flexible but January/February 2021 would be ideal.

A large percentage of the children who attend our free classes are arriving hungry. Food insecurity is a big problem in our community and the goal of the Healthy Snacks program is to provide a protein filled snack to each child who attends our free classes.

A registered dietician/nutritionist provides appropriate recipes. Two local women prepare some of the snacks and our volunteers prepare the rest. The snacks are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. For many of our kids, this may be the most nourishing meal of the day. Secondary goals of the Healthy Snack Program are to model locally available heathy food options, and to make a program that is sustainable. To do so, we have incorporated as many local ingredients as possible into our recipes.

The Healthy Snacks Ambassador works directly with the Program Manager and the dietician/nutritionist to maintain and assess the impact of the program and they are considered part of the in-country Leadership Team.


The Healthy Snacks Ambassador is responsible for the following:

 Orchestrating the securing of ingredients for snack recipes on a weekly basis.

 Monitoring and maintaining par levels of ingredients.

 Organizing the snack preparation schedule. You are NOT expected to prep all the food.

 Train volunteers and community members in the preparation of recipes.

 Conduct likability and acceptability surveys with the kids when new recipes are introduced.

 Collect all data in an excel spreadsheet.

 Lead healthy a nutrition related lesson and activity once weekly for the PEP+ classes.


This role seeks an individual who possesses the following qualities:

 High comfort level with cooking and following recipes.

 High comfort level in coaching others in the cooking process.

 Has a good understanding of human nutrition and the basic components of food.

 Ability to read and understand food labels.

 Preferably bilingual.


Ideally the candidate has completed or is in the process of pursuing a degree in culinary arts, nutrition/dietetics, restaurant and resort management or hospitality OR has worked as cooking instructor or chef. You will work as part of the leadership team and will coordinate with the on-site program manager, executive director and nutritionist /dietician.

Live beach-front by the Caribbean Sea while working with volunteers from all over the world to benefit children in need! Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 6-12 month "Healthy Snacks Ambassador" (intern) to help coordinate all aspects of our…

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Benefits

The Healthy Snacks intern receives reduced housing (including purified water and wifi) at just $21 USD per week. After 6 months, housing is at no charge. Your accommodations are beachfront in the friendly town of El Porvenir. The Healthy Snacks intern has a separate kitchen to facilitate snack prep.

The Healthy Snacks intern receives reduced housing (including purified water and wifi) at just $21 USD per week. After 6 months, housing is at no charge. Your accommodations are…

How to Apply

To apply, please contact volunteer@honduraschildalliance.org. We are looking for a 6+ month commitment (ideally 12 mos). Starting and ending dates are flexible.

To apply, please contact volunteer@honduraschildalliance.org. We are looking for a 6+ month commitment (ideally 12 mos). Starting and ending dates are flexible.

Location

El Porvenir, HN

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