Job Title: Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Registered Dietician

Reports to:FNS Manager
Job Group:Professional Technical


Job Code:1783
Salary Schedule:APT01


Responsible for performing advanced, specialized duties in areas of menu planning, recipe development, food taste testing, marketing and promotions, nutrition education, and special student nutritional requirements in accordance with federal, state, and local policies and regulations pertaining to the Food and Nutrition Services Program. In-county travel is required to perform the essential responsibilities. 


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Develop cycle menus taking into consideration United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal pattern requirements, nutrient content, student preferences, USDA donated commodities, food and supply cost and special events. 
  2. Manage the planning, procurement, and inventory levels of quality foods in the production of all meals offered in the Food and Nutrition Program county-wide. 
  3. Conduct nutrient analysis, maintain a nutrition database for all food items and recipes, and analyze production records to ensure all menus meet the standards of all USDA regulations. 
  4. Determine funding requirements, prepare grant proposals and budget documents, monitor status of allocated funds, and control expenses. 
  5. Develop written procedures for food receiving, storage, preparation, serving, and clean up, including information about work simplification and the use of leftovers. 
  6. Monitor quantity and quality of work produced through audits, inspections, reports, expenditures, other measurable data, and institute corrective action where needed. 
  7. Maintain special diet records for students with special dietary needs/allergy for the purpose of educating employees, school nurses, and families on product information to make special diet selections as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 
  8. Develop and update the food and beverage nutritional information and menus on district website. 
  9. Develop and implement new recipes by collaborating with student focus groups, vendors and staff, and implement programs for taste testing and production training at school sites.
  10. Design and implement nutrition education materials for district-wide use in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 
  11. Collaborate with physicians, principals, and other applicable staff regarding specific dietary requirements of individual students. 
  12. Serve as a resource in implementing activities that contribute to increasing participation in school breakfast and lunch.
  13. Act as a liaison between school-based food service operations, school administrators, and the Food and Nutrition Services Department as well as between the District and other organizations which promote nutrition education.
  14. Assist in planning and organization of in-service, training days, and management meetings.
  15. Attend training sessions, conferences, and workshops as assigned to keep abreast of current practices, programs, and regulations.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to the USDA, Child Nutrition and K-12 school food service
  • Ability to read and interpret federal regulations, State Board rules, nutrition manuals, quantity recipes, and procedural manuals
  • Ability to use data in the decision-making process and engage in the problem-solving process
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes 


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the field of Nutrition or Dietetics, Food Service, Food Service Management, or related field
  • Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) or Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) credentialed with the Commission of Dietetic Registration or attain within one year of employment
  • Three years' experience in school food service management or food service operations


  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Valid and current Florida Driver's License
  • Valid and current Florida License in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Valid and current Servesafe or SNA Certificate in School Nutrition
  • Current or pending registration as a Dietician with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in the field of Dietetics/Nutrition Education, Food and Nutrition, or related field
  • Five years' experience of dietetic experience that includes preparation, planning, and analysis of menus in school setting
  • School Nutrition Association active membership
  • Bilingual in Spanish, written and oral fluency 


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel. 


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


Commercial foodservice equipment and general office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Registered Dietician;   EST: December 13, 2022;   REV: ;   Board Approved: December 13, 2022

Contact Us!