“A Nutritional Consultant is trained in all aspects of nutrition and qualified to advise people on improving their health through diet and lifestyle changes. A Nutritional Consultant recognizes that each person has different nutritional needs and can customize unique plans for each client, based on latest scientific principles and practical skills.” Study materials, consisting of books, videos and easy reference charts, include the expertise of well-known leaders in alternative and integrative medicine, such as Dr. Andrew Weil MD and Dr. Julian Whitaker MD. Text books are regularly updated to ensure the most current information available is incorporated in the course.
The Food and Nutrition Service is seeking a qualified “Small Business” contractor to expand and maintain its Child Nutrition Database. This database is required to be incorporated into approved commercial software packages and is used by school food service authorities utilizing the Nutrient Standard method of menu planning. Knowledge of the National School Lunch Program and of the Nutrient Standard method of menu planning would be very beneficial in successfully performing this effort. The contractor receiving award will be required to maintain the current database, collect and add food manufacturer and associated nutrient information to the database, and periodically update the database as a whole to facilitate release of the information twice a year.
Some of the duties to be performed will include, but are not limited to: (1) collect nutrient information on institutional products used in schools; (2) convert food manufacturers’ data to Child Nutrition database specifications; (3) conduct and maintain quality control of all data entries, including reviews by a qualified nutritionist; (4) update and maintain the processed food data files for the Child Nutrition database; (5) integrate and merge all files of the Child Nutrition database; and (6) prepare updated Child Nutrition database for release twice yearly. This procurement is being 100% totally set-aside for small business participation.
The applicable Standard Industrial Classification code for this procurement is 7379. We anticipate issuing the Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement on or about the week of 15 June 1998. Any party wishing to receive a copy of the RFP MUST submit their request in writing and include 4 self-address mailing labels (not envelopes).