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About Our Program

On November 28, 2016, a new Long-term Care federal regulation stated that all facilities must designate a Director of Food and Nutrition Services who meets the regulation’s minimum qualifications. One option for minimum qualification is a Certified Dietary Manager. Managers are allowed 5 years to meet the certification requirements for this regulation.

In order to prepare students for the certification option, Massasoit Community College has developed a 3-part Dietary Manager program. Upon successful completion of all 3 courses, students will receive a Massasoit certificate of completion and are then eligible to apply for the national Certified Dietary Manager exam offered through the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

1. Nutrition Fundamentals

Coming this Fall!

2. Food Supervision & Personnel

Coming Spring 2023!

3. Sanitation, Safety, and Business Operations

Coming Spring 2023


About Our Instructor

For more than 30 years, Susan Briggs R.D. LDN has been practicing in the area of Geriatric Nutrition and Food Service Management in long term care. Susan has worked as a Health Care Inspector for the Department of Public Health for more than 20 years. As a Certified Servsafe Instructor, she also teaches food safety. Susan is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is licensed in the State of Massachusetts.

Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course. Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

For additional information about the Certified Dietary Manager programs please call us at 508-588-9100 x1322.