Additional Required Classes for Dietary Manager Program

These classes are required for all Dietary Manager Program students. Continuing Education credit for Healthcare Facility Foodservice Supervisors has been approved by the Iowa Department of Health.

Required Classes


Nutrition Care Planning


This is a review of the care planning process under OBRA guidelines: identification of needs through assessment, writing goals and approaches and an evaluation of the process through reassessment and documentation for the medical records. A required course for dietary manager students.

10 Hours
Class ID #1100031

Tuition and materials: $49 plus Nutrition Fundamentals $180
Optional text: MDS 3.0 Nutrition Documentation in LTC Compliance $69

Budgets, Purchasing & Inventory Control 


Maintain foodservice department budgets, including purchasing and inventory control, equipment maintenance and selection and cost effective procedures.

16 Hours
Class ID #1100024

Tuition and materials: $69 plus Foodservice Management $175


Resource Management


Topics concerning the administrative roles and responsibilities of the manager as well as the development of professionalism will be addressed.

14 Hours
Class ID #1100025

Tuition and materials: $69 plus Foodservice Management $175



Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Dietary Manager Program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.

Students who successfully complete the Preparatory and Field Experiences of the program will receive a Dietary Manager Certificate from Eastern Iowa Community College’s. They may also take the ANFP credentialing examination and are eligible for ANFP membership.

Special Note: Nutrition Care Planning and Foodservice Budgets/Purchasing & Inventory Control and Human Resource Management courses have been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health for Continuing Education for Healthcare Facility Foodservice Supervisors.

For additional information about the program, please contact Gale Roeder, RD, LD, Program Director, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, 563-336-3450 or toll-free 1-800-850-5440

Funding Opportunity: Iowa Workforce Development Iow@work – Region 14 Promise Jobs. Contact Jan Dolan at 563-445-3200 extension 43326