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Dietary Manager

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Dietary Manager Program

caption:Program BrochureThe Dietary Manager Certificate of Completion will educate you on the principles and practices related to the administration of food services for public and private institutional settings.

The program includes instruction in:

  • Human nutrition
  • Food safety
  • The design and organization of food service systems
  • Purchasing and personal management

Once you complete the certificate program, you will be eligible to earn two credentials (Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection Professional), by taking a national certification exam offered by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.

The project's purpose is to develop a model program in Culinary Arts blending food science and nutritional education with community needs, health, wellness and service-learning.

The project aims to increase your knowledge and skill in the science and art of preparing nutritionally sound food for targeted groups (e.g. school meal programs, healthcare facilities, elderly, those in poverty), or providing adequate nutrition for special needs populations (e.g. diabetics, heart patients, obesity, infants).

We partner with community organizations in need of such services (e.g. Albuquerque Public Schools Nutritional Services, Roadrunner Food Bank, Meals on Wheels) to provide you with real-world service learning opportunities. CNM is dedicated to producing graduates capable of enhancing the state's (and nation's) health.

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