Continuing Competence Level Assignments

Continuing Competence Logo

The following competence levels provide an understanding of the educational level of each product within the ANFP Marketplace. Each product has a designated competence level listed within the product description.

Access the Marketplace

Access the Gap Analysis Tool

Continuing Competence Level Assignments

Competency Level 1Assumes that the participant has entry-level knowledge of the topic. The desired outcome is to ensure a foundation of basic concepts of the subject matter.

Competency Level 2Assumes that the participant has a foundation of basic concepts of the topic. The desired outcome is to enhance knowledge and facilitate application of knowledge to practice.

Competency Level 3Assumes that the participant has thorough knowledge of the topic. The desired outcome is to integrate analysis and application of knowledge, incorporating continuous quality improvement into best practice.

Competence Topics


Gather Data - Document nutrition information in the medical records
Gather Data - Interview for nutrition related information
Gather Data - Obtain routine nutrition screening data
Gather Data - Identify nutrition problems and client rights

Apply Data - Modify diet plans
Apply Data - Implement physician’s dietary orders
Apply Data - Apply standard nutrition care
Apply Data - Review effectiveness of nutrition care
Apply Data - Manage special nourishments and supplemental feedings

Provide Education – Assist clients with food selection
Provide Education - Use nutrition education materials
Provide Education - Adapt teaching to client’s educational needs: evaluate client readiness and ability to learn


Manage standardized recipes
Specify standards and procedures for preparing food
Supervise the production and distribution of food
Monitor meal service
Implement Continuous Quality Improvement Procedures for Foodservice Department
Modify standard menus

Personnel and Communication

Define personnel needs and job functions
Interview, select, and orient employees
Provide ongoing education
Develop and maintain employee time schedules and assignments
Manage goals and priorities for department
Manage department personnel
Manage professional communications
Implement changes in foodservice department

Sanitation and Safety

Manage personnel to ensure compliance with safety and sanitation regulations
Manage purchasing, receiving, storage, and distribution of food and supplies following established sanitation and quality standard
Protect Food in all phases of preparation using HACCP Guidelines
Manage physical facilities to ensure compliance with safety and sanitation guidelines

Business Operations

Business Operations - Manage a budget
Prepare specifications for capital purchases
Plan and budget for improvements in the department design and layout
Assist in the purchasing process
Manage revenue generating services
Implement cost effective procedures