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Rio School District

Rio’s Child Nutrition Department mission is to prepare Rio students for learning, by providing nutritious and delicious meals every day. Rio’s goal is to encourage students to develop, learn, and establish life-long habits for making healthy food choices. Rio School District puts special emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables given its proximity to the wonderful abundance of locally grown produce of Ventura County. Each school features Harvest of the Month and offers students a fresh salad bar highlighting a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Although Rio is a district that understands the importance of giving kids healthy scratch cooked meals everyday, Rio’s partnership with FoodCorps provides the missing connection to the education that connects kids to healthy food in school. At Rio School District, some Service Members are placed at one or two elementary schools to lead hands-on nutrition and garden education, support taste tests and Harvest of the Month programming, and other Service Members work at the district level to support larger-scale community outreach initiatives and local procurement efforts.

Service in California connects you to a legacy and future of innovative Farm to School programming, vibrant school communities, and equitable access to nourishing school meals. FoodCorps California Service Members are part of a 34-person cohort serving in communities across the state. California service members are important members of the school and district community, lead nutrition and garden lessons, promote social and emotional wellness, and support initiatives such as School Meals For All, California Thursdays/California Food for California Kids, and Harvest of the Month programs by running taste tests, supporting meal programs, and making mealtime an educational and socially fulfilling time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish
  • A love for cooking
  • A love of gardening
  • Experience leading groups of children in nontraditional settings: summer camp, outdoors, gardens, kitchens
  • Curriculum development is a plus
  • Prior gardening experience helpful but not required
  • A love for cooking and gardening

School Nutrition Service Member

  • Independently motivated to develop and execute projects highly preferred
  • Great organizational and time management skills highly preferred
  • Experience leading workshops or event planning helpful but not required
  • Prior experience in the field of agriculture helpful but not required
  • Interest or experience in culinary/food service helpful but not required

Rio’s Child Nutrition Department mission is to prepare Rio students for learning, by providing nutritious and delicious meals every day. Rio’s goal is to encourage students to develop, learn, and establish life-long habits for making healthy food choices. Rio School District puts special emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables given its proximity to the wonderful abundance of locally grown produce of Ventura County. Each school features Harvest of the Month and offers students a fresh salad bar highlighting a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Although Rio is a district that understands the importance of giving kids healthy scratch cooked meals everyday, Rio’s partnership with FoodCorps provides the missing connection to the education that connects kids to healthy food in school. At Rio School District, some Service Members are placed at one or two elementary schools to lead hands-on nutrition and garden education, support taste tests and Harvest of the Month programming, and other Service Members work at the district level to support larger-scale community outreach initiatives and local procurement efforts.

Service in California connects you to a legacy and future of innovative Farm to School programming, vibrant school communities, and equitable access to nourishing school meals. FoodCorps California Service Members are part of a 34-person cohort serving in communities across the state. California service members are important members of the school and district community, lead nutrition and garden lessons, promote social and emotional wellness, and support initiatives such as School Meals For All, California Thursdays/California Food for California Kids, and Harvest of the Month programs by running taste tests, supporting meal programs, and making mealtime an educational and socially fulfilling time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish
  • A love for cooking
  • A love of gardening
  • Experience leading groups of children in nontraditional settings: summer camp, outdoors, gardens, kitchens
  • Curriculum development is a plus
  • Prior gardening experience helpful but not required
  • A love for cooking and gardening

School Nutrition Service Member

  • Independently motivated to develop and execute projects highly preferred
  • Great organizational and time management skills highly preferred
  • Experience leading workshops or event planning helpful but not required
  • Prior experience in the field of agriculture helpful but not required
  • Interest or experience in culinary/food service helpful but not required