Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Public Health Nutritionist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/7/2019 9:00 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    1/21/2019 11:59 PM
    CAD $78,681.00/Yr.
    CAD $98,350.00/Yr.
  • Job Description

    Public Health Nutritionist

    Contract Duration: Approximately thirteen (13) months

    Health Services – Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention


    Do you have an understanding of healthier food options to promote good health?


    Do you have analytical experience to critically assess and analyze research, data, policies and local context?


    Can you utilize your nutrition experience to plan and facilitate healthier community food environments in Peel?


    If so…. This may be the opportunity for you!


    We are looking for a Masters level Registered Dietician with Public Health experience for our Public Health Nutritionist position. Utilizing proficient analytical skills, you will provide strategic assistance, research analysis and policy support to the Built Environment Team in influencing the community level food environment in Peel.


    What you will do…

    • Critically assess and analyze research, data, policies, local context and key stakeholder recommendations in order to conceptualize, plan and facilitate healthier community food environments in Peel
    • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external committees, task forces and coalitions in order to advance population health as it relates to the built environment
    • Responsible for various aspects of policy development, analysis and implementation, including developing strategic recommendations for both health and planning decision makers
    • Identify, review, interpret and monitor evidence, data, upcoming regulations and guidelines, evolving issues, and emerging trends on the topic of the community food environment  
    • Prepare briefings, position statements, reports and recommendations on complex matters to influence divisional direction
    • Act as a consultant to the division and provide expert advice in setting priorities, research reviews, critical appraisals, policy support and program planning and evaluation
    • Apply End to End Public Health Practice approaches to advance nutrition considerations in the built environment


    What we require…

    • A Master’s degree in Applied Science with a specialization in community or public health nutrition combined with at least three years of work experience in a public health setting
    • Must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
    • In-depth knowledge of current food and nutrition issues and trends (e.g., policy, regulation, food environment, food access), determinants of health and health promotion principles and strategies
    • Demonstrated program planning and evaluation skills
    • Experience in policy analysis and development
    • Strong research, analytical and critical appraisal skills, including experience in evidence informed decision making methodology
    • Well-developed communication and report writing skills
    • Excellent leadership, facilitation, presentation, organizational and problem solving skills

    Location: 7120 Hurontario St, Mississauga

    Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday  


    If this opportunity matches your skills and qualifications, please apply online.


    About Us

    The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

    Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

    To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore 

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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