Dining Assistant (DAST.S.STC)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Dietetics and Nutrition
The Dining Assistant Program is a State of Ohio approved training course which provides practical skill development in feeding techniques and working with populations with self-feeding difficulties with a focus on the elderly. The program is designed to ensure that Dining Assistants have a basic understanding of the nutritional needs of long term care residents, communications and interactions involving the residents and staff, as well as behavior challenges and safety procedures involving residents.
The successful completion of the Dining Assistant short term certificate program will result in the issuing of a "Dining Assistant" certificate from the Ohio Department of Health, permitting the graduating student to be a feeding assistant in Ohio long term care facilities.