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About our Dietary Manager Program
The Dietary Manager Pre-Certification (DMT) course is a high-quality, self-paced, "hands-on," professional yet practical course that meets the needs of hospitals, extended-care facilities, and a variety of other foodservice operations. The DMT course consists of 175 hours of online classroom training or correspondence training and 174 hours of appropriately precepted field experiences. Each student must have a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Licensed Dietitian (LD) agree to coordinate the entire course and to supervise 50 hours on nutrition and medical nutrition therapy, 25 of the 50 hours must be spent one-on-one.
The course has an open enrollment period so participants may enroll at any time and are allowed up to 18 months to complete the program.
Upon enrollment, students’ names and email address are uploaded to the ANFP (contact UF Professional Development if you do not want your information to be communicated). Enrolled students are eligible for Pre-Professional ANFP membership. Once a student successfully completes the UF course, they are eligible to join the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals as a professional member. Students earn a Certificate of Completion from the University of Florida when successfully completing the course. This course prepares students for the national ANFP Credentialing Board Examination. After a student passes the Certifying Board exam they are considered a "Certified Dietary Manager" and may use the initials CDM, CFPP.
The Dietary Manager course from the University of Florida trains students in all areas of foodservice operation, safety, sanitation HACCP environmental issues, finances, management, and nutrition and medical nutrition therapy.
Earning & Maintaining Your CDM/CFPP Credential:
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