Nutrition courses at the University of the Cumberlands were recently accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Cumberlands is the only university in Kentucky to receive this accreditation.

The university is now offering a program for students Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) by completing only three courses: Applied Nutrition for the Nutrition Manager, Food Service Management and Nutrition. After completing these courses, students are entitled to pre-professional membership with the ANFP and are ready to pass the nationally recognized CDM eligibility test. Individuals with CDM qualifications work in facilities such as long-term care facilities or senior citizens’ homes.

“Knowledge about food and how our body processes it has steadily declined in the healthcare sector over the years. However, understanding these concepts is critical to everyone’s health, ”said Dr. Cailen Baker, Chair of the School of Nursing in Cumberlands. “As healthcare professionals, our number one priority is helping people get and stay healthy. We at Cumberlands are happy to offer these accredited courses to these students so that they can have a solid foundation in the field and in turn pass their knowledge on to others. ”

A CDM has acquired competence in the five key areas of nutrition, catering, human resources and communication, hygiene and safety, and business operations. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a CDM, CFPP will make an average of $ 53,116 per year, with the professional field expected to grow 11 percent through 2028.

Interested parties can send an email [email protected] or call (855) 791-7201. For more information about the CDM program and other programs offered by Cumberlands, please visit