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Become A Nutrition Aide

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Working As A Nutrition 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 Nutrition Aide Do At Centegra Health Systems

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* Performs responsibilities consistent with policy and procedures.
* Gathers data and maintains standards to assist in ensuring high quality foodservice.
* Customer Service Standards are maintained at all times.
* This position integrates the CHS values of genuine respect, passionate caring and a joyful spirit into each of the responsibilities of this job and daily communication with all customers and co-workers.
* This position adheres to and is responsible for the safety standards of Centegra Health System including the completion of the mandatory organizational safety standards on an annual basis.
* Identification of population served by this position: (This addresses the regulatory agency standard on age specific competency.
* The actual populations served should be identified here.)
* This position actively maintains confidentiality for our patients and their families as outlined in the CHS Patient Confidentiality Policy and shows the same level of respect for every Associate with in CHS.
* This position performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Nutrition Aide Do At Volunteers of America Los Angeles

* The Nutrition Site Aide performs the following:
* Prepare meals and replenish food when needed during meal time; assure classrooms have table settings
* Communicates with Kitchen regarding menu changes and allergies
* Assist at meal time with setup, serving and cleanup
* Wash dishes and maintain a clean, orderly, and sanitary kitchen at all times
* Handle inventory control and order supplies/food from kitchen
* Assure Parent Volunteers are in compliance with applicable regulations

What Does A Nutrition Aide Do At Volunteers of America Southwest

* Implements menu which has been reviewed and approved by licensed dietician.
* Prepares and serves food, ensures proper cleaning of kitchen area.
* Maintains good sanitation and safety practices, including personal appearance and hygiene.
* Submits orders for food and supplies in accordance with budget and menu.
* Receives and maintains foods to assure quality and cost control.
* Maintains proper storage and control of waste.
* Keeps proper records of purchases, inventory, meals served, etc.
* Supervises maintenance of equipment, kitchen and dining areas.
* Uses available resources: commodity foods, milk program, community nutrition personnel, etc.
* Reports suspected child abuse to supervisor.
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Nutrition 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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Nutrition Aide Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Somali

  • French

  • Cantonese

  • Italian

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Top Nutrition Aide Skills

  1. Kitchen Equipment
  2. Tray Line
  3. Customer Service Skills
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained the cleanliness of the kitchen and kitchen equipment by performing the weekly and daily cleaning according to schedule.
  • Job 21 entitles me to work on tray line providing hot foods to patient trays.
  • Job completion to the standards of my department and great customer service skills.
  • Ensured that all state and federal nutritional guidelines were followed.Assisted with daily kitchen cleanup duties.Maintained food preparation areas.
  • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.

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