Dietary Manager (DMST.S.STC)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Graduates of the Dietary Manager (DM) Program are trained foodservice professionals in health care delivery systems. They understand basic nutritional needs of clients and work in partnership with dietitians, who offer specialized nutritional expertise. Approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals (ANFP), the curriculum includes 12 semester credit hours of classroom instruction, 2 semester credit hours of food lab instruction, and 200 hours of management and clinical directed practice coordinated by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). A minimum of 25 clinical directed practice hours are directly supervised by a RDN. Students are required to complete these field experiences at area community, foodservice and health care facilities. As an integral member of the health care and foodservice management teams, dietary managers are responsible for maintaining cost/profit objectives, purchasing goods and services for the department and supervising staff. Students of Sinclair's Dietary Manager Program are eligible to become pre-professional members of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), a nationally recognized organization that can be reached at PO Box 3610, St. Charles, IL 60174, 1-800-323-1908, www.anfponline.org This specially designed program enables students to enjoy benefits of ANFP membership while attending school. Graduates are eligible for professional ANFP membership. Benefits include networking, professional growth, educational enrichment, and developing leadership skills. Completion of the DM Program and successfully passing a national credentialing exam will enable graduates to become Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) in accordance with the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers at https://www.cbdmonline.org/. The DM Program is fully approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Students must pass all DM certificate program courses with a "C" or better.