ANFP Member Benefits

A membership in ANFP marks a stepping stone in professional growth.

Individuals join ANFP for many reasons, including:

  • Belonging to a community of like-minded professionals
  • Professional development opportunities within the industry
  • Quick access to member benefits, education, and members-only web resources

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"Being a member of Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals has given me a tremendous opportunity to sharpen my leadership skills and enhance my knowledge through continuing education. Membership in Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals has added to my experience and truly helped me attain my goals in my career."

- Tom Thaman, CDM, CFPP

ANFP Membership Benefits Overview

Get the most out of your ANFP membership by taking advantage of these popular member benefits! The following video covers CE opportunities, ANFPConnect, Member Discount Programs, Member Appreciation Week, and much more.

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Community of Professionals

ANFP is a community of more than 14,000 professionals dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management. ANFP members are connected to thousands of career-driven individuals who seek to excel in their work, in their communities, and in their lives. Networking and opportunities to exchange ideas with peers is one of the most valuable features of a membership. Through ANFP, members can network locally, nationally, and even globally!

Local Connections

The Chapter Connection: State chapters are a vital component of ANFP, offering members local benefits including educational programs, networking opportunities, and connections to professional growth…even jobs! ANFP thrives because of the efforts of its volunteers. The association grows in credibility and reputation as a result of volunteer input, and each volunteer gains experience and leadership as a result of participation in ANFP activities. Join us! Many opportunities exist for ANFP members to become involved in the volunteer leadership of the organization at a local level.

Regional Meetings: ANFP Regional Meetings provide exciting networking and educational opportunities. Watch the ANFP website—and your mailbox—for information about meetings near you!

National Connections

ANFP Member Community: Network and connect with peers via the ANFP member community, ANFPConnect, and discuss topics of interests or other subject matters. If you are a CDM, CFPP, you can connect with your peers and discuss issues impacting CDM, CFPPs.

Annual Conference & Expo (ACE): ANFP’s national meetings feature valuable relationship-building and knowledge-sharing opportunities for all members…an unparalleled experience you won’t want to miss! Nearly two dozen education sessions specifically geared to foodservice professionals are offered, as well as a trade show (Expo) that attracts leading-edge suppliers who share breakthrough product innovations for our industry. Members enjoy the opportunity to gather once a year to learn new information, discover exciting ways to get the job done, and enhance their leadership skills to continue their professional growth…all while earning CE hours. View Event Calendar

Advocacy – the Voice for ANFP Members: The government advocacy efforts of ANFP support the expertise and regulatory recognition of CDM, CFPPs. ANFP has representation in Washington, DC to gain visibility and secure meaningful legislative results to benefit the ANFP membership. Government advocacy staff members also assist chapter volunteers in their state legislative initiatives.

Web Resources

Member Login: Some of your best member benefits are just a click away! Membership in ANFP includes a Member Login, a suite of members-only services available on the ANFP website.

Online Member Services: As an ANFP member, you can register for meetings, pay your dues online, and update your contact information online. Watch the ANFP Home page for announcements throughout the year.

Credential Verification: Employers can verify an individual's CDM, CFPP certification by visiting


The ANFP video platform provides members with access to an extensive video library containing educational content, culinary demonstrations, industry trends, how-to-videos, conference recaps and much more. Access ANFPtv HERE.

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Member Discount Program

With the ANFP Member Discount Program, enjoy savings on continuing education, live events, and various products and services. Through these programs, ANFP members have access to exclusive savings on hotels, travel packages, rental cars, Office Depot, theme park attractions, movie tickets, sporting/concert events, and much more! 

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Professional Development

ANFP membership offers you full access to leading resources and foodservice knowledge, keeping you current in your field!

Nutrition & Foodservice Edge Magazine: Read by over 14,000 nutrition and foodservice professionals nationwide and one of the most respected publications in the industry. In addition to receiving a bi-monthly print copy and digital issue, members have access to the archive of past issues.

Edge Express: In months when there is no print issue of Edge, members receive an Edge Express e-mail, containing one CE article as well as timely industry news. 

ANFP members receive ANFP eNews 12 times per year. This e-mail newsletter is packed with industry news and important membership information to keep members up-to-date with association happenings.

Continuing Education:
ANFP is the dietary manager’s best source for continuing education programs and services, and cutting-edge information related to the profession. Your membership brings you discounts on ANFP publications, courses, and other CE offerings to keep you current in your field and to help you meet the CDM, CFPP certification maintenance requirements.

Member Discounts: Receive significant discounts on ANFP products and services, as well as certification fees.

ANFP Affinity Program: ANFP members can receive discounts on insurance, car rentals, hotels, travel, and more!

Salary Survey: ANFP surveys dietary managers from across the country to determine current average salaries and benefits. The results are printed in Nutrition & Foodservice Edge as well as online to assist you in building a stronger career.

Resources & News Online:
The online Resources & News section of takes you to information on the Web addressing a variety of topics for dietary managers—from customer service and quality to health and illness to purchasing and storage.

Leadership Training: Leadership programming is designed to prepare members for top leadership roles, and build skills to apply in their career, community, and membership organizations. ANFP members can tap into leadership training at your local chapter meetings, through ANFP publications, during the annual meeting, and at regional meetings.

"ANFP has helped me grow both personally and professionally. It has opened doors for me."

Yvonne Foyt, CDM, CFPP, Certified Dietary Manager, Parkside Lutheran Nursing Home,
Lisbon, ND

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