A Child Nutrition Director earns an average salary of $40,489 per year.

$23,489 - $64,517
MEDIAN: $40,488

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$23,489 - $64,517  
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$22,883 - $63,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Child Nutrition Director

A child nutrition director usually works at a school and plans the meals that the school provides to children, so that they are healthy and balanced. The director may oversee one particular school or multiple schools within a district. The director should make sure that the meals also coincide with any local and federal guidelines and laws. In some cases, the nutrition director will also be involved in ordering food supplies. The director will come up with standard procurement techniques, which others involved in school nutrition can follow.


Child Nutrition Director Tasks

  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the nutrition services program.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Nutrition Director

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Experience Affects Child Nutrition Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 29%