Salary: $60220 / per year Location: Columbia, SC
Culinary Medicine is the emerging field of using evidence-based nutrition science in the preparation of food in order to address an individual’s health conditions. Currently, diet-related illnesses are the cause of over 20% of deaths in adults in America and an expensive strain on our healthcare system.
At FoodShare, we practice culinary medicine through our Fresh Food Box program providing access to more fresh fruits and vegetables and by providing the necessary nutrition education. Nutrition education needs to be easily accessible and can range from a weekly recipe card in the box to a series of classes covering basic nutrition through culturally-relevant recipes for all levels of learners.
Our Culinary Medicine program teaches nutrition science and culinary skills to medical students and professionals at the University of South Carolina Columbia School of Medicine using a nationally accredited curriculum. We offer a special lecture to introduce food security and social determinants of health to first year students and a fourth-year intensive elective in culinary medicine.
Our Community Cooks classes are for anyone interested in gaining kitchen confidence, addressing their health through daily meal choices, or changing their diet because of a recent diagnosis. The classes are supportive and relaxed, working on behavior change and understanding recipes to replicate at home. All classes feature a short lecture, hands-on cooking time, and a shared meal and review of the session.
Master’s degree and 5 years of related program experience. Track record of effectively running a nutrition-related program; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized a teaching kitchen.
Knowledge, Skills, Requirements:
Track record of effectively running a nutrition-related program; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized a teaching kitchen. Required to conduct business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.
Other components of the Culinary Medicine program include:
FoodShare is a program of the USC School of Medicine Columbia and the full application process can be found on USC job board.
1. Leadership & Relationship Building: Serve as an educational resource to interdisciplinary staff and faculty within the USC system as well as to medical professionals in the community. Position FoodShare as the “Food is Medicine” expert within South Carolina.
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. Teaching: responsible for teaching Culinary Medicine elective to USC medical students and other students majoring in health care related fields. Teach Culinary Medicine classes to community residents.
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3. Project Development: Initiate and develop food related projects that create new streams of revenue.
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4.Evaluation: Work collaboratively with the team to develop evaluation protocols for new FoodShare programming.
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We especially invite applicants who have knowledge and experience within Southern Foodways and heritage / culturally appropriate food.
FoodShare South Carolina’s mission is to increase access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables and fruit through community-led projects. All of FoodShare’s work is guided by strong beliefs that reflect our commitment to food security and food justice. As a leader in food security locally and statewide in South Carolina, we collaborate with others who share our beliefs to realize our vision of expanding access to nutritious food.
Apply at this link: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/157554