Nutrition Coach


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Healthy, organic, plant-based meals and cold-pressed juices. Meal delivery across California and Nevada
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Who we are:
Founded in 2013, Thistle is an early-stage food-tech startup empowering our customers to get and stay healthy while improving our food system’s sustainability. We deliver delicious, organic, healthy, plant-forward meals, cold-pressed juices, and snacks to customers on the West Coast at the elusive intersection of convenience, health, and sustainability.
We don’t want to be just another food delivery startup. Our focus is on our customers’ health and happiness, and we are revolutionizing how fresh, nutritious, high-quality food is purchased, manufactured, and delivered at scale.
About the role:
We’re looking for someone who loves helping people – and healthy eating – to take our Nutritional Consultation Program to the next level. This role will focus on performing virtual nutrition consultations for Thistle customers, using a“healthy habit” based counseling approach. You will be in charge of conducting consultations in an out-patient style over the phone and via email. You will also provide follow up support and accountability as customers work on their healthy habits. 
This is a remote, full-time role for a Nutrition Coach; applicants should reside in CA, OR, WA, AZ, NV, TN, or ME.  
Registered dietitians are strongly preferred, but not strictly required. 

What you’ll do:

  • Conduct virtual consultations with Thistle customers and establish strong rapport to effectively communicate, guide, educate and support customers to help them on their health and wellness journey
  • Assign new healthy habits that support the customer’s goals, then provide follow up and 
  • accountability support
  • Monitor for customer feedback throughout the consultation period, and provide guidance accordingly. Wrap up with the customer at program completion
  • Provide customer follow-ups and document all consultations, track progress and results, and make modifications as needed

What you’ll bring

  • Excellent display of interpersonal communication and motivational interviewing skills with a strong display of empathetic listening. Familiarity with OARS-style communication strongly preferred.
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills. Ability to efficiently perform job duties in a fast-paced work environment with zero to few errors.
  • Knowledge of more common medical conditions and their corresponding medical nutrition therapies(think diabetes(type 1 and 2), overweight/underweight, hypertension, renal decline, IBS, etc)
  • High level of ownership, accountability and initiative.
  • Flexible with a team-player mentality. Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with other team members
  • A passion for food, health, and wellness
  • Proficient with G Suite tools

Additional Education and Experience:

  • High School degree with Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field preferred
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian(RDN/RD) status from the Commission on Dietetic Registration(credentialing agency for the AND) preferred 
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in health, fitness and/or nutrition coaching with 1+ years of outpatient counseling preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a fast-paced environment, preferably in a medical or clinical office setting

Life at Thistle:

  • Join a kind, diverse, passionate & driven team of all backgrounds
  • Enjoy Thistle meals at a substantial discount!
  • Team-building and Frequent Wellness Events
  • Comprehensive health benefits(medical, dental, vision)
  • Flexible time off policy and generous parental leave
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we'll do our best and most impactful work when we feel we're represented and we belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  You can get some deeper insight into how we approach DEI, along with some statistics on the internal demographics of the company and leadership team, here:
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