Information for Employers


What do all the letters mean? A new fact sheet helps you sort out distinctions between a dietary manager and a Certified Dietary Manager.

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Discover the Power of the Credential

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) are nationally recognized experts at managing dietary operations. Many work in healthcare—nursing facilities, rehab centers, senior living communities, or hospitals. Some work in correctional facilities, schools, and the military. Others work for corporations.

Certified Dietary Managers are trained and qualified to manage menus, food purchasing, and food preparation; and to apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, ensure food safety, manage work teams, and much more.

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How can I Support a CDM, CFPP as an Employer?

On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final revisions for the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities in Section 483 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) credential is now listed as the primary qualification for the Director of Food and Nutrition Services in the absence of a full-time dietitian. According to the requirements, individuals who are employed as the designated Director of Food and Nutrition Services prior to November 28, 2016 will have until November 28, 2021 to meet the staffing requirements outlined by CMS. Individuals hired after November 28, 2016 must now meet these staffing requirements.

Download the PDF below to learn how you can support CDM, CFPPs.

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