Elementary Education Intern - afterschool

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Optimum Health Solution
337 Newton Street, #4
Waltham, MA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid

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Seeking Elementary Education Intern for healthy living after-school program, run by Optimum Health Solution, a non-profit 501c3 based out of Waltham. Must be willing to travel. After-school program takes place at Mystic Learning Center on Tuesday afternoons 3:15 - 5:15 pm in Somerville, and preparation beforehand will be at office in Waltham. T

Help needed in producing an e-book of lesson plans and recipes.

Optimum Health Solution is dedicated to eliminating obesity, chronic disease, and malnutrition, especially in children, through education and advocacy of healthy living. Its mission is fulfilled through these two health-focused after-school programs for low-income children ages 5 to 14. For details see www.realkidsrealfood.org.

Schedule in Waltham is flexible, preferably before and after programs to help prepare food, pack and unpack car, etc.


-Research and compose lesson plans
-Develop class materials on nutrition and physical fitness including food preparation, games and craft projects
-Hands-on experience working (and having fun!) with program participants
-Shopping food and preparing food and materials for children to have hands-on experience making the recipe


-Ability to write lesson plans conforming to state standards
-Works well as team member
-Excellent writing skills to create a "How To" book for other organizations
-Preferably gardening experience
-Preferably with some understanding of planting, nutrition, reading labels, erosion, and weather conditions
- Physical education for children 5 - 12
-Love for children
-Computer experience, preferable Mac, iphoto, Keynote, graphics, and html
-Very preferable - available to participate and assist on Wednesday nights 6 - 10 pm beginning October 1 course "Eat to Thrive: 10 weeks to Life Long Healthy Habits and Healthy Living. Full scholarship valued at $535 in exchange for 8 hours of assistance some of which is during classtime or $290 Scholarship for 4 hours. This course is the basis of the "Real Kids Real Food" program. Health Education certification is an option. See syllabus and testimonials on www.optimumhealthsolution.org
-Must have car to shop and drive from Waltham to Somerville (expense reimbursed)

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