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 Fall 2023!

This course will cover the science of food intake, building blocks of nutrition, digestion and nutrient utilization, food allergies and alternative/complementary medicine. Students will also learn about body systems, medical nutrition, and resident care plans review.

2. Food Supervision & Personnel - Coming Spring 2024!

This course will cover menus, standardized recipes, food production systems and quality assurance. In addition, practices for recruiting, hiring and managing staff will also be covered.

3. Sanitation, Safety, and Business Operations - Coming Spring 2024!

This course will cover safe food handling thru the flow of food. Students will also learn how to manage a monthly operating budget, capital budget, department layout, revenue and cash handling.

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.