National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year

National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year

ANFP celebrated the inaugural National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year on November 28, 2023!

National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year is a celebration of the impact that Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals have made in the foodservice management profession. It also recognizes the date that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented regulatory language that includes my CDM, CFPP credential as the primary qualification for the Director of Food and Nutrition Services in the absence of a full-time dietitian in long-term care settings. 

This national day gives ANFP members and their employers the opportunity to recognize the vital work that foodservice professionals perform daily. Spread the word and share this information with your employer and local healthcare associations so they can join in the inaugural celebration!

Download Resources for National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year:

Our social media toolkit provides you with images you can share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! You may also download a printable flyer you can hang in your facility or share with your colleagues.

National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year in Congress

ANFP is pleased to report that Representative Jen Kiggans (R-VA-2) has put a statement in the congressional record to acknowledge National CDM, CFPP Day of the Year!

Prior to her tenure in congress, Kiggans worked as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in a Long-Term Care setting and worked in the Virginia State Senate to advocate for patients, families, and caregivers in long-term care facilities.

View the Congressional Record

Ways to Celebrate

  • Recognize a CDM, CFPP on staff, or within your chapter, for their excellence
  • Host an employee appreciation event on November 28
  • Create an employee wall of fame
  • Seek out quality educational opportunities to share with your staff
  • Administrators can pay for a CDM, CFPP's certification fees or meeting registrations

South Carolina Governor's Proclamation

The Governor of South Carolina proclaims November 27 - December 1, 2023, as CDM, CFPP Professionals Week in the state of South Carolina. CDM, CFPPs have made and continue to make a positive impact on the quality of life for residents of the state.

View the Proclamation

Wyoming Governor's Proclamation

The Governor of Wyoming proclaims November 28, 2023 as Certified Dietary Manager (CDM, CFPP) Day.

View the Proclamation