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What CDM Means To Me

Melanie Hudson

Melanie Hudson, CDM, CFPP

Fort Wayne, IN

“ I have been a CDM twice. The first time I took the exam it was 2005. Then I took it again in 2014. I have worked in LTC the whole time.  I started out as a cook in a 60-bed facility, never dreaming...”


Donna Krajicek, CDM, CFPP

Denison, IA

“When I was asked by my manager if I had an interest in becoming a Certified Dietary Manager and that she would be retiring in the near future and thought I had what it takes to be a leader...”  

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A Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®|CFPP®) has the education and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this by passing a nationally recognized credentialing exam.

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