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"My certification opened doors in long-term care, and the CE requirements keep me on top of the latest issues in food service today. I'm now a VP of Support Services with 5 departments under my direction." — Robin Gaines, CDM, CFPP

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) are nationally recognized experts at managing dietary operations. Many work in healthcare—nursing facilities, rehab facilities, senior living communities, or hospitals. Some work in correctional facilities, schools, and the military. Others work for corporations. Certified Dietary Managers are trained and qualified to manage menus, food purchasing, and food preparation; and to apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, ensure food safety, manage work teams, and much more.

Please explore! We are happy to assist you in your career planning. Contact ANFP online or by calling 800.323.1908.

To learn more about what CDM, CFPPs do on the job, please see the Scope of Practice list on the ANFP website. [go >>]

Working conditions may include varied hours, long days, and juggling multiple demands. Certified Dietary Managers work with both people and paperwork. They tend to be energetic, results-oriented problem-solvers who thrive on challenge and enjoy teamwork. Employment in food service is not dependent on economic conditions, and is growing steadily. The fastest-growing segment of the market is eldercare, an area where the skills of Certified Dietary Managers are just what the doctor ordered!

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ANFP offers a CDM Career PowerPoint show, brochures, and other tools for colleges. We can also help you launch a dietary manager training program. Call 800.323.1908 for more information.

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