Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training - Pathway I

Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training - Pathway I

Our ANFP-approved Nutrition and Foodservice Professional Training is designed for working professionals looking to prepare for the Certifying Board for Dietary Manager's CDM Credentialing Exam. The program meets the ANFP requirements for 120 hours of online didactic information and 150 hours of field experiences.

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Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training - Pathway I

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Field Experience Requirements:

  • Complete 150 hours
  • Of the 150 hours, 52 must be directly precepted as follows:
    • 25 hours of non-nutrition-related fieldwork
    • 27 hours of nutrition-related fieldwork

Preceptor Requirements:

  • Each student is required to find a preceptor to coordinate all fieldwork and directly supervise 52 of those hours
  • Students should find their preceptor before they register for the course.
  • The preceptor must:
    • be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
    • or a state-approved Licensed Dietitian (LD)
    • or with the approval of the Program Director, a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) with at least one year of practitioner experience (updated May 2021). 
    • have six months of experience related to the subject matter
    • at least one year of full-time employment
    • Coordinate the entire 150 hours
  • If the RD or LD cannot be a preceptor for the entire time, a Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM/CFPP), Dietary Technician Registered (DTR) or If the RD or LD cannot be a preceptor for the entire time, a Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM/CFPP),  Dietary Technician Registered (DTR) or with the approval of the program director, other healthcare foodservice professionals (like Executive Chefs and Directors of Foodservice) who have a minimum of five years of work experience in a managerial or supervisory capacity in non-commercial foodservice that includes third-party oversight, such as CMS, TJC, state department of health, etc. may oversee the 25 hours of non-nutrition related fieldwork. (Updated May 2021) 

Required Textbooks (not included in course cost):

Dee Levgold and Kristi Salisbury, Foodservice Management -- By Design, 3rd Edition 

Julie Zikmund, Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy, 3rd Edition 

Course Syllabus:

Click here to download the course syllabus.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find a preceptor?

Preceptors are typically found in the organization that endorses the student. The facility is normally responsible for paying the preceptor for these services. If you do not find a qualified individual in your organization that agrees to the guidelines you can search the following places for a qualifying preceptor:

  1. Check the surrounding areas for Public Health and Healthcare facilities that employ RDNs or LDs
  2. Talk to local RDN or LD organizations
  3. Check with local colleges with dietetic programs

Note: In some cases, the student will be responsible to pay the preceptor.

Can I have lessons waived per my experience?

No, all lessons are required to be completed to better prepare you for the Certifying Board for Dietary Manager's CDM Credentialing Exam and for your professional development.

Is this course online or in person?

The course content is offered online but the field experience needs to be conducted in a noncommercial foodservice facility. 

Do I have to be a resident in the state of Florida?

No, you do not need to be a resident of Florida.

What states will my certificate be recognized?

Please review the ANFP online document about how your state recognizes the CDM/CFPP.

Do I need an RDN or LD?

You may have a RDN or LD to coordinate the entire course, and the RDN or LD would spend 52 contact hours with you, one to one, to cover all of the patient-care information.

Does UF provide Preceptors?

No, we do not offer preceptor services at this time.

Can I withdraw from this course?

Students can withdraw and receive a refund as long as the online course material has not been accessed. There is a processing fee associated with refunds. 

If the course materials have been accessed and a student wants to withdraw, they may but will receive no refund. 


 

 

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