Certified Dietary Manager Certificate
The Certified Dietary Manager Certificate prepares graduates to be foodservice managers responsible for menu planning, staffing, purchasing and preparation of meals. Dietary Managers are trained in understanding the basic nutritional needs of their clientele and the production of nourishing meals. The certificate includes academic courses and 150 hours of field experience (clinical). Upon completion of the certificate, graduates are eligible to take the certification exam from the Certified Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM).
Certified Dietary Managers work in:
- Long-term care facilities
- Assisted living centers
- Senior nutrition programs
- School nutrition programs
- Correctional facilities
- Other noncommercial settings
Other job titles include Food Service Managers, Food Service Supervisors, Dietary Manager, Kitchen Manager, Food and Nutrition Manager, School Meal Service Manager.
The Certified Dietary Manager Certificate is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Personnel (ANFP). Completion of the certificate qualifies graduates to take the certification exam from the Certified Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM). www.anfponline.org.