Dietary Manager

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Dietary Manager Certificate

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Dietary Manager Handbook

What you’ll do:
Take classes that cover nutrition through the life cycle and clinical nutrition. Understand why different diets are prescribed for different disease states. Cook and create menus, order food, take inventory, and learn to manage a kitchen. Collaborate with other healthcare disciplines; learn valuable skills and work ethics; and complete both student-driven and community-driven projects. Complete a 150 hour internship to practice and apply the skills you’ve learned. No background in foodservice is required for the 1-year program; a foodservice background is recommended for the career advancement certificate.

Where you’ll go:
After graduation, work in long-term care facilities, assisted living homes, hospitals, prisons, schools, or resorts. Work as a food service director or assistant director, supervisor, or clinical director, depending on the setting.

Accreditation information:
These programs are accredited by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, 406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174
Tel: 800.323.1908 · Fax: 630.587.6308 ·

Health career programs at Parkland College are selective.  For more information call 217/351-2468 or click to Get the Facts about the Selective Admissions process.

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