Dietary Manager and Team

What does being a CDM, CFPP mean to you?

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Peggy Neel, CDM, CFPP

Meade, KS

“Being a CDM, CFPP is very rewarding. I have gained knowledge that I didn’t expect to ever learn. I didn't set out to be a CDM. It fell into my lap, but I have been with it now for close to 25 years. I can't see myself doing anything else! I have seen a lot of good growth and change throughout this time. I tell my staff that we ‘take care of our residents from the inside’ with well-balanced meals, fluids, and all the love and compassion that we can put in our food and care for them while they are here. I am blessed to have this experience and to care for my senior population! I would not want to be anything else. I love my experience as a CDM, CFPP!”

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Lulu Hurtt, CDM, CFPP

Chestertown, MD

“Being a CDM, CFPP gives me the feeling of helping other stay nutritionally sound and make better choices. I always feel a sense of well-being after guiding someone on their path of nutrition. I feel good nutrition plays a key role in many parts of people’s lives and am always happy to help to the best of my knowledge.”

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Bradley Hayden, CDM, CFPP

Evansville, IN

"Being a CDM, CFPP means so much more than letters after your name. They represent an individual who is passionate in connecting food with a community while coaching a group to serve it in a safe and innovative way!"

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Carol Scott, CDM, CFPP

Marion, IN

"I am deeply honored to be in the profession and to have the support of other CDM, CFPP members so that we may support each other.

My certification allows me to teach and educate my staff on the importance of nutrition, proper cooking, and sanitation and how it impacts our residents in our facility. My profession gives me purpose. I enjoy educating my residents and their families on why having healthy eating habits keeps them healthy and living longer, fulfilled lives.

I enjoy being able to continue my education on the importance of proper nutrition in our lives and being able to share the information and know that I can make a difference in someone's life."

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Tamralynn Koch CDM, CFPP, MNT

Skokie, IL

"Although I work in various facilities, I have had the opportunity to organize an amazing team of CDM, CFPPs and have the opportunity to continue my high expectations for great food and customer service for our residents and family members. It just goes to show that with the CDM, CFPP credential, hard work, and ambition, the sky is the limit in this business."

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Darryle Robinson, CDM, CFPP

Indianapolis, IN

"Becoming a CDM, CFPP has always been a goal of mine and is something that I always wanted to accomplish. It has given me a great sense of accomplishment and pride while providing me with a secure future in the healthcare field. It has also opened many doors for me which were not currently available at my organization. I am so proud to be a part of the CDM, CFPP family and hope that I can use this platform to make a difference in the lives of others."
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Tanya Ludivig, CDM, CFPP

St. Cloud, MN

"After many years of working in a restaurant and now working in a healthcare industry, the CDM, CFPP credential has given me opportunities to improve the lives of the residents through nutrition, safe food, leadership, dedication, and commitment to the food service industry."

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Melody Daer, CDM, CFPP

Lewistown, PA

"Being a CDM, CFPP means that I have the ability to make an impact on an individual's life simply through food and nutrition. I get to make someone's day special every day by offering them foods they enjoy and love. I also have the opportunity to help individuals of all ages develop a great and lasting career and bring out the best qualities they never knew existed."

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Allison Josephson, CDM, CFPP

Cannon Falls, MN

"When it was suggested to me to obtain the CDM, CFPP credential, I was unaware of the professional rewards it provided. The knowledge I gained from the CDM, CFPP credential allows me to put the nutritional needs of my patients first. The credential has helped me grow professionally in many ways, including giving me the confidence to obtain my Dietetic Technician, Registered degree as well!

By volunteering with ANFP, I have been able to step out of my comfort zone and improve my public speaking skills. The friends I have met through attending various ANFP conferences are truly some of my best friends, and none of this would have been possible without my CDM, CFPP credential!"

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Tracy Madsen CDM, CFPP

Medina, MN

"Becoming a CDM, CFPP has given me the confidence to make a difference. I am part of a wonderful organization that gives me the opportunity to network, learn, share, and teach my employees and other departments. "WE" make a difference each day for our people in our facility and customer service and sanitation is key.

I appreciate the fact that I can call, reach out, and go online for tools, support, and the latest updates in the foodservice industry. I believe when you work together, communicate, and appreciate others, the outcome is amazing! Being a CDM, CFPP is truly wonderful and I thank everyone who helped me get there - ANFP and my MN team!"

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Will Ratley, CEC, CCA, CDM, CFPP

Jacksonville, FL

"Once I started a role in K12 dining, I felt becoming a CDM, CFPP would provide the knowledge and understanding that is needed when feeding children. It has assisted me in ensuring the district students receive the best possible nutrition in the meals served to them. I enjoy knowing that I have the resources available to me to execute the best possible service in my career."

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Mary Staggs, CDM, CFPP

Bedford, IN

“I was given the opportunity to take the CDM, CFPP exam when I was 29 years old. I worked full time in a hospital and had 5 children to care for at home. Completing the course and passing the exam gave me a sense of pride and self-confidence. Through the years, I have worked closely with many patients that have had may different needs. With the CDM, CFPP credential, I had the knowledge needed to provide the very best nutritional care for them. I also had the opportunity to write menus and incorporate their preferences (and even some of their recipes) into daily meals. This resulted in improved intake and weight gain on patients that were at risk. It gives me a great sense of pride to know that becoming a CDM, CFPP had a positive impact on people's lives through the meals that are served and the knowledge to provide individualized care to those in need.”


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