For a project with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, I am seeking one bilingual Spanish Grassroots Educator in these markets: Southern California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, and Washington, DC.

In response to the increasing problem of childhood obesity, the FDA created Spot the Block — a campaign to encourage tweens, kids ages 9 – 13, to look for the Nutrition Facts Label on food packages and read and think about food facts before making food choices. The theme of the national public education campaign is Spot the Block — Get your food facts first. “The Block” refers to the Nutrition Facts Label on food packages.

In order to spread the Spot the Block message to the Hispanic community, FDA will work with Grassroots Educators.  Grassroots Educators will work within faith institutions, retail stores, local libraries, youth centers, YMCAs, and other such community centers to provide outreach, disseminate campaign messages and ensure that the Stop the Block and nutritional label awareness remains top of mind among target audiences.

–   Experience working remotely with little supervision.
–   Exceptional planning skills.
–   Self-motivated.
–   Experience in community organization.
–   Bilingual Spanish.

The position will include planning and implementation of community outreach as well as reporting results for evaluation purposes.  The duration is January-June 2010.

There is a stipend available.  Those interested can contact:

Sandra Bernardo

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