A director of food and nutritional service's main role is to provide a nutrition program that benefits clients and meets all federal requirements. Knowledge of standards related to the preparation and distribution of foods is necessary, as is knowing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, safety and cleanliness rules, and public relations techniques. Directors of food and nutritional service also need to understand basic computer software and communicate well through email, over the phone, and in person.
Director Food and Nutrition Services Tasks
Oversee, plan and direct the nutrition services program.
Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
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.