ANFP Benchmarking Programs

ANFP's Benchmarking surveys are now closed. Participants continue to have 24/7 access to benchmarking results and reports through ANFP's member portal.

With the all-new Acute Care program in its first year, nearly 160 operators registered to participate in the survey. The Acute Care survey was built from the ground up by a five-member advisory panel working in various settings, from a small critical access hospital to a large teaching hospital, as well as representation from a supply chain company.

ANFP launched its first Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Benchmarking Program in March 2017 with more than 700 registered participants. Now in its fourth year, the Skilled Nursing Facility Benchmarking Program has more than 1,400 registrants.

Topics covered in the benchmarking programs include facility demographics, personnel information, key financial statistics, foodservice operations, nutrition information, business operations, and sanitation and safety practices. While the topics remain consistent, ANFP conducts benchmarking surveys each year so that trends and changes over time can be reported in subsequent years.

Benchmarking Program Timeline - March 1, April 30, May 31, October 31

Participating in ANFP’s Benchmarking Programs allows you to better understand what makes your facility successful, leading directly to an action plan; improving productivity, and gaining strategic advantage.

As a participant, the information you provide through the process of a survey will be aggregated with all other participants, and reports will be available to you immediately upon submission. The data collected will provide you with key information that will become more valuable over time.

In addition, participants may enjoy 24/7 access to the results. You may download reports based on the entire nation or choose to filter reports based on facility ownership, number of residents, and geographic location, among many other filters.

Confidentiality is key to this initiative. ANFP has partnered with Dynamic Benchmarking to host the program and maintain confidentiality. Individual facility information is viewable only by that facility's registered participants.

If you are the Foodservice Director of a Skilled Nursing or Acute Care facility, or both – this is for you! Registration will re-open in January 2021 and your participation will award you with one (1) general continuing education (CE) hour for each registered survey that is completed between March 1 - April 30, 2021.

If you are not currently registered for this program click the ‘program registration’ box below.

Already Registered? Program Login

Not sure? E-mail benchmark@ANFPonline.org

How to Register

Program Registration

Acute Care Facility Benchmarking Survey

If you are not currently registered for this program click the ‘program registration’ box below.

Already Registered? Program Login

How to Register

Not sure? E-mail benchmark@ANFPonline.org

Program Registration

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"Using ANFP's Benchmarking Program is an exceptional opportunity for the dietary manager to improve their operational performance in a confidential approach while analyzing and comparing their data to like facilities to determine the best practice and make strategic decisions."

- Tom Thaman, CDM, CFPP

ANFP Research Webinars

In 2018, the Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation partnered with Technomic, one of the nation’s leading food research firms, and conducted an industry-wide, in-depth study on healthcare foodservice. In this study, Understanding Healthcare Foodservice: Skilled Care, you will discover specifics about the skilled nursing and long-term care segments of the study, learn about changes that have taken place since 2010, current concerns, and new and upcoming trends. The second webinar, Understanding Healthcare Foodservice: Acute Care, reviews specifics about the acute care segment of the 2018 Technomic Study and changes that have taken place since 2010, current concerns, and new and upcoming trends.

Research Webinars