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Registered Dietitian

Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services and more, for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is very pleased to share that we have a Registered Dietitian position available, to work with our students, their families and our staff. The individual in this role will create meal plans according to our student’s dietary restrictions and requirements. The primary duty will include establishing short and long-term health goals with students, and will be responsible for teaching the students, their families and our staff about health and nutrition and developing effective nutritional and exercise plans for students.

  • Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods, nutrition or related field required
  • Licensed or license eligible is also required
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with a diverse population preferred
  • Attention to detail is key
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work closely with clients
  • Good research and analysis skills
  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • In-depth knowledge of different dietary allergies and restrictions
  • An understanding of food science and how it affects the body
  • Counsel students, families and staff on student dietary issues and promote healthy eating habits
  • Develop nutrition plans while considering the students likes and dislikes as well as their needs, and determine a plan of action to be approved by the treatment team
  • Evaluate if the meal plans have a positive effect on the students’ health and treatment plan goals
  • Create educational material about healthy eating habits in a student friendly manner to be shared with our students, staff and families
  • Stay current with the latest nutritional research and communicate this to the medical and food service teams
  • Speak to groups about the importance of nutrition to prevent specific diseases during staff and individual student meetings
  • Provide documentation of student’s plans, progress and follow up
How to Apply:

Spaulding proudly supports staff wellness by offering a very generous benefits package, free meals and free coffee in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center available to staff 24/7, several employee appreciation events through the year, and beautiful walking trails throughout our spectacular campus. To apply for the Registered Dietitian role, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to

We invite you to visit our informative website at to learn more about how we support our exceptional students and their families toward a successful future.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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Date Added: November 30, 2021

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