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Join us as Project Manager

Help us create and nurture happy and healthy kids and teens

Children are our future. Optimally nourishing them, both nutritionally, socially, intellectually, and emotionally, is vital for their health and happy future.  But something is happening to so many children that is affecting their happiness, intelligence, and behaviour.  In the last decade, persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in young people have climbed from 28% to 42%. Rates of suicidal contemplation have risen from 16% to 22%.  One in six children is classified as neurodivergent and in need of special education.  At Food for the Brain, we are committed to doing something about this and helping our children reach their full potential for mental health and happiness.

That’s why we will launch, this year, COGNITION for Smart Kids & Teens, giving parents of children and teens themselves the opportunity to test their cognition and behaviour, assess diet and lifestyle factors, then encourage positive changes.

About the Role:

We’re currently seeking a volunteer Project Manager for this exciting Smart Kids project. If you have some time to spare and skills in children’s mental health, nutrition, science, administration, or motivational writing, we would love to hear from you.

So far, helping us are Professor Julia Rucklidge from the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand; Dr Rona Tutt OBE, PhD, who is the Past President of the National Association of Head Teachers and was awarded an OBE for her services to special needs education; and Dr Tommy Wood who is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with our team to create the Smart Kids Test, a tool for assessing children’s nutritional and mental health needs.
  • Provide input on researching and developing educational materials and initiatives for children, young adults, parents, teachers, and health practitioners.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in child mental health.
  • Ideally, a qualification in nutritional therapy or nutrition.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.

What We Offer:

  • A chance to make a significant impact on children’s lives.
  • A supportive and dynamic initiative and working environment.

Application Process:

If you would like to join us as Project Manager on this exciting new initiative, please send a copy of your CV/Resume to volunteers@foodforthebrain.org.