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Edge Magazine

Thank you for your interest in Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine, the official publication of Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (formerly Dietary Managers Association), one of the oldest and largest foodservice associations in the country.

Nutrition & Foodservice Edge is a trusted source of management and nutrition information for more than 14,000 foodservice professionals across the country. Our members are dedicated professionals who work in senior healthcare (47%), hospitals (21%), assisted living/CCR/retirement (11%), school foodservice (3%), and other settings including schools, corrections, and military (18%). They seek the latest information on nutrition and foodservice management. Just a sampling of the many topics we cover are: food safety and sanitation, medical nutrition therapy, patient care planning, foodservice equipment and technology, staffing issues, employee training, professional development, budgeting – and more.

Publication of Articles

We encourage and welcome submissions to Nutrition & Foodservice Edge. But before preparing an article for us, please discuss your idea with the editor. Upon receipt of your submission, please allow two to three weeks for manuscript review. Once accepted, your article will be assigned to an upcoming issue. Your article may be edited for brevity and clarity. After it appears in Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine, you will receive at least two complimentary copies of the issue featuring your submission, along with a PDF.

For more information, please contact: 

Diane Everett, Editor
Nutrition & Foodservice Edge Magazine

Editorial Considerations

Your article submission should:
  • Credit any sources used in the creation of your article, and cite references if appropriate.
  • Include a working title.
  • Get to the point as soon as possible.
  • Be well-written and factual.
  • Run between 1,000-1,500 words, depending on subject matter.
  • Include pertinent charts, graphs, photographs, and/or sidebars.
  • Use subheads to signal shifts in topic and bullets for better readability.
  • Include a one sentence bio on you, listing your name, title, company, city/state, and an email or website address.
  • Your article submission should not promote a product, service, or company.

2024 Editorial Calendar

For your information and inspiration, following is our current editorial calendar. In addition to the featured theme, each issue of Nutrition & Foodservice Edge covers several timely and important topics. Themes, it should be noted, may be amended or re-scheduled without prior notice.

Workforce Development: Strategies for building a great foodservice team through education and training.
Materials Deadline: November 29, 2023

The Food Safety Issue: An exploration of various sanitation and food protection principles to ensure client safety.
Materials Deadline: January 31, 2024

Culinary Trends and Innovations: A closer look at current and projected culinary practices for non-commercial operators to consider.
Materials Deadline: March 27, 2024

Marketing Your Dining Program, plus Non-Commercial Dining Showcase: Spotlight on corrections/rural/niche environments with a focus on how to highlight your dining department through marketing.
Materials Deadline: May 22, 2024

Medical Nutrition Therapy: An examination of the impact of food and nutrition on various disease states.
Materials Deadline: July 24, 2024

Achieving Professional and Personal Excellence: Topics include Salary Survey, mental health, professionalism during the holiday season, and confidence to approach administration.
Materials Deadline: September 25, 2024

Your Expertise is Appreciated

Although financial compensation is generally not provided for writing articles, we sincerely appreciate your efforts and willingness to share your expertise. By contributing to Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping advance the nutrition and foodservice management profession. In addition, publishing articles is an excellent networking tool. Remember, more than 14,000 nutrition and foodservice professionals look to Nutrition & Foodservice Edge to help them meet job goals and challenges.

Editorial Contact

Queries and manuscripts should be submitted to:
Diane Everett, Editor
Nutrition & Foodservice Edge Magazine