“Achieving the Certified Dietary Manager credential was the next step in furthering my career, after plateauing at my current facility and being passed over several times for a promotion. The NFEF grant I received has opened doors, enabling me to achieve this certification, thereby making me eligible for future promotions.

“Upon receiving certification my current service director recommended me for a 5% raise. I am currently employed at a Disability and Special Needs facility in South Carolina.”

Ruby Bryson, CDM, CFPP
Hormel Health Labs Student Grant Recipient

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the Foundation


NFEF engages in research and education that promote the role of the CDM as the expert in the profession of foodservice management and food safety.

Board of Trustees


The NFEF Board of Trustees is comprised of educators, professionals working in diverse institutional foodservice settings, and corporate supplier representatives.

Grant & Scholarship


The Foundation has awarded a total of 60 grants in FY19 - 20. See the complete list of recipients!