Dietary Manager Certificate
Upon completion of this certificate, the students will be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager. This certificate is accredited by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.
Certified dietary managers supervise and oversee dietetic services in long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools, correctional institutions and other non-commercial foodservice settings. They are trained to understand the basic nutritional needs of their clientele. Dietary managers work in partnerships with registered dietitians. The dietary manager is responsible for purchasing, sorting, preparing and delivering balanced nutritional meals. They provide menu variety while maintaining nutritional requirements within cost profit objectives. The curriculum is separated into four major classroom components:
- Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Management of Foodservices
- Human Resource Management
- Sanitation and Food safety.
The program will be completed in two semesters.
If you are considering this field, you should enjoy a very active environment and a lot of contact with people.