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Pre-Professional Member

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, (ANFP) is here to serve you in your professional advancement. We invite you to complete your application for pre professional membership todayMust submit proof of enrollment. You will be teaming up with more than 14,000 professionals dedicated to providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management. After your training program completion, you'll receive a $10 credit towards your upgrade to Professional Membership in ANFP. 

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Scholarships and Grants for Student Members 

NFEF is proud to support grant opportunities for nutrition and foodservice professionals and students. Special grants are available for members to cover registration fees to ANFP educational events that include the Annual Conference & Expo and Regional Meetings.

The Foundation also offers grants to off-set ANFP Approved School course costs and CDM Exam registration fees.

For more information, please visit the Grants and Scholarships section located here.

Student Textbooks

To receive your student discount, enter your school code in the 'school / source code' field during the checkout process. Please contact your school to identify which textbook(s) are required for your program and the applicable school code. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Professional Development Services Department at 800.323.1908.

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Credentialing Exam Information

The exam consists of 160 multiple choice questions. Questions are based on professional situations in which a dietary manager would have to make a decision or solve a problem. The examinee must carefully read the scenario and select the appropriate response among multiple choices.

Exam questions are based on two ANFP textbooks, Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy (2015), and Foodservice Management - By Design (2015). Sanitation and food safety-related questions are also based on the FDA Food Code (2013), available free at www.fda.gov.

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CDM Career Network

Starting a job search? Job seekers can now turn to the online career resource, CDM Career Network, for all qualified dietary manager job openings and career advice articles to assist in their job search. 

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