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

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.

Brockton | B336 | 18681 | $599 plus textbooks
Saturday | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
9/24/2022 – 12/10/2022
Instructor: Susan Briggs

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated times and in-person at Brockton Campus, Room B336 on 9/24, 10/15, 11/5 & 12/10 at designated times. Internet and webcam required.

2. Food Supervision & Personnel - Coming Spring 2023!

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 2023

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.


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

CDM Exam Review
Are you preparing for the CDM Credentialing Exam? This interactive 8-hour course will provide you with a review of the knowledge and skills in the following areas - Nutrition Fundamentals, Medical Nutrition Therapy, foodservice communication and personnel, business operations along with food sanitation and safety. Upon successful completion, you will feel more confident about passing the CDM credentialing exam.

Brockton | B336 | 18682 | $149
Saturday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11/5/2022 – 11/12/2022
Instructor: Susan Briggs

About Our Instructor(s)

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.

Note: Students registering for non-credit classes must be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the course start date. Students must submit proof of vaccination at time of registration or may submit an accommodation request.

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