Nutrition Education Assistants provide leadership in nutrition education for California and other public agencies throughout the United States by developing policies, standards, and procedures for nutrition education programs administered by local educational agencies. Assignments include developing, disseminating, and promoting nutrition education policies, curricular materials, and related documents; providing consultant services in the development, coordination, planning, organization, and implementation of nutrition education programs for students, teachers, parents, community groups, and related staff; preparing ongoing needs assessments; developing, implementing, and evaluating the State Plan for Nutrition Education; integrating nutrition education program elements with State-administered Child Food/Nutrition Programs developing plans for integrating school dietary programs with classroom curricular activities; providing education and consultation services for teachers, administrators, researchers, and others responsible for or engaged in nutrition education; and establishing liaison with community agencies and parent groups to promote nutrition education.
Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.
- Examination Bulletin (DOC)
Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. The Nutrition Education Assistant examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (QAQ) that will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and training. The QAQ is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their score by mail.
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the credential requirement.
- Completed Employment Application (STD. 678)
- Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (DOC)
- Evidence of completion of the credential requirement (copies are acceptable)
- Evidence of Registration with the American Dietetic Association, if applicable (copy is acceptable)
Please submit your completed application package to:
California Department of Education
Selection Services Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
How to Apply for Vacant Positions
If you are successful in the Nutrition Education Assistant examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. You may receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for NEA positions. You can also search for NEA positions by viewing our Job Announcements page. You should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement prior to your hiring interview.