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REBECCA KAHN

516-314-5527

beccakahn@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL NUTRITION EXPERIENCE


Sodexo Dietetic Internship, Boston, MA
2015-Present
Dietetic Intern 2015-2016
Facilitated staff trainings on food safety, allergen awareness, physical safety in the workplace & customer service
Developed menus and inventory tracking system for Wellness Center at an AIDS Service Organization
Coordinated healthy meals for support groups using local social enterprises and nutrition-focused organizations
Organized and led childrens educational programs on food and nutrition around the greater-Boston area
Developed nutrition workshops with recipe analysis for corporate wellness and various community settings
Designed and managed marketing for various nutrition workshops, demonstrations and events
Conducted safety and sustainability audits for internal and external compliance
Collaborated with Executive Chef, food service director and customers to implement innovate menu offerings
Monitored & evaluated production and HACCP logs for food service department & hospital nutrition office
Participated in staff awareness campaigns for recycling and composting food and cafeteria supplies
Assumed responsibilities of clinical dietitian for medical, surgical, ICU and psych floors in a 150-bed hospital
Edited chapters for updated editions of nutrition textbooks including Nutrition in Public Health and Public Health
and Food Science: An Ecological Approach, Edited by Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD
AIDS Action Committee, Boston MA
Client Services Program Assistant & Community Nutritionist
2012-2016
Developed and implement client-based nutrition workshops including SNAP-friendly meals and healthy eating
without a kitchen
Menu development using Greater Boston Food Bank supplies for client Wellness Center
Consulted with clients medical providers regarding nutritional needs to build individualized nutrition plans
Led grocery store tours and guide clients on healthful and budget-friendly grocery purchases
Connected clients to community food resources
Simmons College Nutrition Department, Boston MA
Healthy Worcester Student Team Leader
2014-2015
Conducted a thorough literature review of model programs of culturally sensitive childhood obesity programs for
a needs assessment of Worcester, Massachusetts
Assisted in the writing of a key-stakeholder survey to determine barriers and opportunities for a childhood obesity
prevention program within Worcester.
Interviewed key stakeholders, including pre-school and school-age program directors, staff and parents about
food, nutrition and physical activity in childhood programs throughout Worcester.
Boston Medical Center, Boston MA
Preventive Food Pantry Volunteer
2014-2015
Greeted and assisted hospital patients with healthy food selections ensuring nutritional and food-preference needs
are satisfied
Consulted with lead dietitian on dietary restrictions for patients, including high fiber; low fiber; low cholesterol;
vegetarian as well as culturally specific diets.
Discussed healthy preparation options, recipes, educate patients about foods that are new to their individual food
regimen, create meal plans for patients specific health concerns and preferences

Community Servings, Boston MA


Event and Kitchen Volunteer
2010-2015
Consulted with nutrition & kitchen staff to meet correct amounts of medically tailored diets including renal; lowfat; low/no-salt; vegetarian and low or high fiber
Made nutritionally specific meals for home-bound clients in industrial kitchen
Made meals for large fundraising event participants
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
AIDS Action Committee, Boston MA
2009-2012
Cambridge Site Coordinator, 2011-2012
Facilitated in-service trainings with community resources including local communal meal options; food pantries
and discount food options; and cooking demonstrations for clients transitioning from shelters to personal housing
Maintained client database files
Managed front desk & reception staff and volunteers
Trained staff and volunteers on providing clients with community referrals including food and nutritional needs
Liaised between staff and human resources, information technology and finance departments
Recruited community volunteers to deliver food to various programs across agency sites
Developed relationships with neighborhood food establishments to gain food donations for client programs
Organized and lead cooking workshops for various client support groups
Rental Assistance Program Coordinator, 2009-2011
Screened and reviewed applications for various financial assistance programs designed to maintain stable housing
for people living with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts
Provided support in accessing budgeting resources, medical, mental health, healthy food and other community
resources
Answered in-person, phone and email questions on all financial assistance programs
Maintained database information for financial assistance applicants
Assisted program manager in grant reporting
Represented agency at community meetings related to HIV/AIDS, homelessness and financial assistance
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Massachusetts Student Dietetic Association, member
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, student member
ServSafe Certification

Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics, 2015
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Master of Arts in International Development, 2009
Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
Thesis: Voices of Fair Trade Coffee Consumption
Bachelor of Science Communications, 2006
Boston University, Boston, MA