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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.

Courses must be taken in sequential order.

  1. Nutrition Fundamentals
  2. Foodservice and Personnel
  3. Sanitation, Safety, and Business Operations

Is your employer paying for this course? If so please call 508-588-9100 x1322.

Nutrition Fundamentals

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 and medical nutrition therapy interventions.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28214 | $449
Saturday | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1/23 - 4/17/2021
Instructor: Susan Briggs

Nutrition Fundamentals Registration Form (PDF)

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Foodservice and Personnel

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.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required

Web | 28215 | $299
Saturday | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
5/1 - 6/19/2021
Instructor: Susan Briggs

Foodservice and Personnel Registration Form (PDF)

Secure Form Submission

Sanitation, Safety, and Business Operations - Coming Fall 2020

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.


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.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all three courses. Courses must be taken in sequential order.