CNP Independent Contractor (Cadre)


Please read the PDF file below prior to submitting application.

Contact Information
First Name
Last Name
Please select the Region of the State of Idaho you are applying for:

Northern Idaho       |      Southwest/Central Idaho       |      Eastern Idaho

Qualifications Summary

Write a short summary, not more than five pages (double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins), that describes your abilities and/or qualifications for performing the Scope of Work described in the Request for Application. Include your experience with:

  • USDA Child Nutrition Programs
  • nutrition
  • institutional food service
  • nutrition analysis
  • training adults

Include a description of at least one past success of an activity similar to one that is required by this application.

Address your availability and how you will schedule your time to be able to conduct and complete the contracted activities.


Please submit a current resume with the application materials.

Professional References

Please submit 3 current (within the last 5 years), verifiable letters of professional reference.

Please submit Resume and References to

Time Line

Notice of Request for Application Released: February 21, 2014
Applications Due (received): March 11, 2014
Selection Announced: April 4, 2014
Contract Period: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

Application Components
  1. Contact Information
  2. Qualifications Summary
  3. Resume
  4. Three current, verifiable letters of professional reference
Send all completed Application Components to:

Jean M. Zaske, MS, RD, LD
Child Nutrition Programs
Idaho State Department of Education
P O Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027


Colleen Fillmore, PhD, RD, LD
Child Nutrition Programs
Idaho State Department of Education
P O Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027

APPLICATION DEADLINE: (received): March 11, 2014

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