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Become A Diet Aide

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Working As A Diet Aide

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $17,222

    Average Salary

What Does A Diet Aide Do At Mercy Medical Center Clinton

* Demonstrates, promotes and integrates the Sisters of Providence Care Centers Mission and core values by:
* Prepares workstation for patient tray assembly by stocking necessary food or non-food items according to assignment.
* Prepares patient food trays, working as part of an assembly line.
* In doing so, portions hot or cold foods, and dispense beverages and necessary condiments on trays in accordance with individually prescribed or selected menus.
* Counts and weighs food items according to established procedures.
* Transports trays to patient care areas by use of dumbwaiter or food carts.
* Transport individual trays or nourishment according to patient menu selections.
* Prepares toast, boiled eggs and other basic food items requiring limited food preparation skills according to specific directions.
* Removes paper, trash and utensils from serving trays, and places dirty utensils and dinnerware on dish room conveyor.
* Scrapes, sorts and stacks dishes and utensils, and places same in appropriate racks in preparation for washing.
* Loads dishwashers according to procedure, and unloads dishes, utensils, glasses and so forth from dishwashing machine, and places in appropriate storage areas.
* Maintains proper sanitation standards in tray line and dish room work areas by cleaning counters, tables and refrigerators, mopping floors and so forth.
* Keeps work areas neat and orderly

What Does A Diet Aide Do At Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

* Utilizing dietary production sheets, prepare and assemble by mixing and measuring all cold side dishes for patient trays within recipe compliance.
* Using tray assembly as a template arrange cold items in an attractive and appealing manner.
* Prepare and assemble by mixing and measuring house and supplemental nourishments.
* Appropriately label and deliver nourishment's to the respective units.
* Handle and transport food trucks to the respective wings.
* Pick up and return food truck to the kitchen after completion of meal service.
* Verify silverware count before returning to kit.
* Arrange the trays in the carrier unit for washing machine operation.
* Maintain work area in a clean, orderly manner throughout the day following all sanitation guidelines as authorized by the DPH, and the company’s Infection Control policies and standards.
* Follow safety rules and regulations in accordance with the department and OSHA standards.
* Wash floors and assist in other kitchen duties as may be indicated by volume or flow of work.
* Remove accumulated trash from kitchen work stations and dispose of appropriately as per department policy and procedures.
* Prerequisites:
* Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.
* Must have basic math skills and the ability to calculate numbers.
* Must have a basic understanding of nutrition.
* Must have the ability to communicate routine information.
* Must be able to read and comprehend recipes and menus.
* Location:
* Newburyport, MA
* Port Healthcare Center
* Category

What Does A Diet Aide Do At State of Massachusetts

* Prepares and serves food for special diets by following instructions on diet cards.
* Prepares and cooks simple dishes such as sandwiches, salads, soups, etc.
* Inspects assigned areas to determine that work has been performed according to established procedures.
* Cleans areas, including equipment, used for preparing and serving food.
* Cleans floors by sweeping and mopping, using appropriate supplies and equipment.
* Cleans interior walls, ceilings, windows, furniture, etc., by dusting, polishing, and washing, using appropriate supplies and equipment.
* Cleans mop closets and storage areas, using appropriate supplies and equipment to maintain the appearance and cleanliness of such areas.
* Empties waste receptacles and disposes of waste.
* Performs related duties as needed.
* This position is full-time, 40 hours per week with schedule as follows:
* a.m.
* p.m. with Wednesday/Thursday off
* Bilingual or multilingual fluency.
* Candidates must be able to read, write and otherwise communicate in English.
* ASL preferred.
* As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location, and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.
* A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired.
* For more information, please visit
* http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines
* Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate (s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.
* Located on over 100 acres inWorcester,Massachusetts,WorcesterRecoveryCenter and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated network of effective, efficient and culturally competent mental health services.
* It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who live inMassachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized court ordered evaluations.
* WRCH provides inpatient services to 260 inpatient adults, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service; 30 inpatient adolescents and 30 residential adolescents, in either an Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP) or a Behavioral Intensive Residential Treatment Program (BIRT).
* For additional information, please call Human Resources at (508) 368
* This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days

What Does A Diet Aide Do At Bayview Retirement Community

* Assist with food preparation, food service, and general duties of the department.
* Help keep the kitchen, dietary equipment and dining room clean and sanitary at all times, including work areas and floors.
* Set up meal trays in accordance with diet orders and tray cards; ensuring residents are served a proper diet and food preferences in a timely manner.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Diet Aide Do At Eastern Connecticut Health Network

* Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.
* They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.
* These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time

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How To Become A Diet Aide

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.


Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.


Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Diet Aide Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Russian

  • Arabic

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Top Diet Aide Skills

  1. Kitchen Area
  2. Menu Selections
  3. Tray Line Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide assists in the kitchen area Prior to, during and after meals that are serviced to residents.
  • Review menu selections, making appropriate substitutions when needed to comply with physician diet order.
  • Have worked as both the expeditor and quality control during tray line service.
  • Prepare dining room for guests to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Used proper safety and sanitation procedures to serve food to residents in Assisted Living unit and Skilled Nursing Facility.

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