Accountability in the Food Service Department - RD62

Accountability in the Food Service Department

by Marsha Diamond
RD62
(4.2 / 100 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (12.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Foodservice directors must ensure that the department is fulfilling two main roles: 1) the traditional role of serving tasty, nutritious, and appropriate meals to its primary population of residents and patients, and 2) a newer role of becoming a source of revenue for the facility by increasing the reach of the food environment to include vending and other income sources. This latter role makes the foodservice department accountable to the facility’s administrators and board members. Many directors have entered this position from a previous role as a clinical nutrition professional (e.g., registered dietitian nutritionist; licensed dietitian; or nutrition and dietetics technician, registered). This course is necessary to bridge the gap between the clinical role and the management role. Certified dietary managers can also benefit from this course, as it covers the topics that any manager of a foodservice department addresses on a daily basis.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to give the learner the tools and strategies necessary to have a successful foodservice operation. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Search for and identify cost leaks in the foodservice department
  • Calculate the cost of an error in the foodservice department
  • Use management and employee time-saving techniques
  • Determine the amount of a given food to order per serving
  • Perform quality control checks
  • Evaluate costs of errors and determine remediation steps
  • Elevate the food experience for all food customers served by a facility
  • Explain the importance of the menu and how it is integral to a successful foodservice operation
  • Implement work rules and procedures that improve employee productivity
  • Evaluate the correct price, quantity, and quality of food to purchase

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Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 7000, 7080, 8070 and performance indicators of 13.1.5, 13.2.4, 13.2.6, 13.3.4.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 3/30/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/31/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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kathleen b - los angeles, CA  ·  Jun 28, 2017
would recommend to a friend.
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LANETTE B - Medina, OH  ·  Jun 23, 2017
Informative - learning about waste/ cost etc was important, had to take a break as I felt overwhelmed at times
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Ruth C - Portsmouth, VA  ·  Feb 02, 2017
For anyone that is just starting to work in an extended care facility this would be a very valuable course. For others working in food service, it is interesting but alot of the course does not pertain.
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Lisa L - Eden Prairie, MN  ·  Jan 28, 2017
Very helpful calculations.
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MINELVA A - OSSINING, NY  ·  Jan 26, 2017
I realize now how much effort it goes by planning and the cost of it. Its hard labor not an easy task.
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