ANFP Member Benefits
Being a member of Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals has given me a tremendous opportunity to sharpen my leadership skills and enhance my knowledge through continuing education. Membership in Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals has added to my experience and truly helped me attain my goals in my career.
Tom Thaman, CDM, CFPP,
Foodservice Director, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN
ANFP has helped me grow both personally and professionally. It
has opened doors for me.
Yvonne Foyt, CDM, CFPP, Certified Dietary Manager, Parkside Lutheran Nursing Home, Lisbon, ND
Welcome to Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals! Your membership in ANFP marks a stepping stone in your professional growth. We look forward to serving you.
ANFP members belong to ANFP for three reasons:
- Belonging to a community of like-minded professionals
- Professional development opportunities within the industry
- Quick access to member benefits, education, and members-only Web resources
Community of Professionals
You’ve joined a community of more than 14,000 professionals dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management. You are now connected to thousands of career-driven individuals who, like you, seek to excel in their work, in their communities, and in their lives. Networking and opportunities to exchange ideas with your peers may become one of the most valuable features of your membership. Through ANFP, you can network locally, nationally, and even globally!
Your Local Connections
The Chapter Connection: State chapters are a vital component of ANFP, offering members local benefits including educational programs, networking opportunities, and connections to professional growth…even jobs! ANFP thrives because of the efforts of its volunteers. The association grows in credibility and reputation as a result of volunteer input, and each volunteer gains experience and leadership as a result of participation in ANFP activities. Join us! Many opportunities exist for ANFP members to become involved in the volunteer leadership of the organization at a local level.
Regional Meetings: ANFP Regional Meetings provide exciting networking and educational opportunities. Watch the ANFP website—and your mailbox—for information about meetings near you!
Your National Connections
Annual Meeting & Expo: ANFP’s national meetings feature valuable relationship-building and knowledge-sharing opportunities for all members…an unparalleled experience you won’t want to miss! Nearly two dozen presentations specifically geared to foodservice professionals are offered, as well as a trade show (Expo) that attracts leading-edge suppliers who share breakthrough product innovations for our industry. Members enjoy the opportunity to gather once a year to learn new information, discover exciting ways to get the job done, and enhance their leadership skills to continue their professional growth…all while earning CE hours. ANFP Annual Meeting & Expo >>
ANFP Member Community Online: At any time, from any location…you can learn from and support your peers in dietary management, form new friendships, and solve problems. This is an online discussion board where you can network with other members online. Post messages and questions on a secure Web page, respond to questions from other members, share your ideas and solutions, or participate in a live chat with your colleagues. Visit the ANFP Community >>
Policy for Using the ANFP Member Community
The ANFP Community provides an online networking opportunity for members of ANFP for professional exchange about dietary management. Members enjoy freedom to exchange information and share knowledge in a sales-free, confidential environment, with respect for every member's circumstances. By participating in the Community, you agree to:
Refrain from using the Community to market or sell services/products for personal gain, and refrain from using language that is offensive to others, and honor the confidentiality of members' postings.
Failure to abide by this policy may result in removal from the ANFP Member Community. ANFP staff is expected to remove any post or thread that is negative, confrontational, or abusive in any way.
Advocacy – the Voice for ANFP Members: The government advocacy efforts of ANFP support the expertise and regulatory recognition of Certified Dietary Managers. ANFP has representation in Washington, DC to gain visibility and secure meaningful legislative results to benefit the ANFP membership. Government advocacy staff members also assist chapter volunteers in their state legislative initiatives.
Your Global Connections
Beyond the local and national network, ANFP members are also members of Healthcare Caterers International (HCI), a global alliance of membership associations representing foodservice managers (“caterers,” as they are called in other parts of the world) in healthcare industries. Benefits of HCI Membership include free online access to Healthcare Caterer, the quarterly magazine of HCI, an open invitation to attend HCI meetings, and a Web-based eLibrary.
ANFP membership offers you full access to leading resources and foodservice knowledge, keeping you current in your field!
As an ANFP member, you also receive ANFP eNews 10 times per year. This e-mail newsletter is packed with industry news and important membership information to keep you up-to-date with association happenings.
ANFP is the dietary manager’s best source for continuing education programs and services, and cutting-edge information related to the profession. Your membership brings you discounts on ANFP publications, courses, and other CE offerings to keep you current in your field.
ANFP surveys dietary managers from across the country to determine current average salaries and benefits. The results are printed in Nutrition & Foodservice Edge as well as online to assist you in building a stronger career.
Resources & News Online
The online Resources & News section of www.ANFPonline.org takes you to information on the Web addressing a variety of topics for dietary managers—from customer service and quality to health and illness to purchasing and storage. Free ANFP inservice materials and links to many more on the Web >>
Looking for that perfect job? ANFP offers an online employment system. Select Employment from the ANFP home page to view job openings, and register at www.ientree.com to receive e-mails about new job postings.
Leadership programming is designed to prepare you for top leadership roles, and build skills to apply in your career, community, and membership organizations. As an ANFP member, you can tap into leadership training at your local chapter meetings, through ANFP publications, during the annual meeting, at regional meetings, and at the Leadership Institute!
Some of your best member benefits are just a click away! Your membership in ANFP entitles you to register for Member Login, a suite of members-only services available on the ANFP website.
Online Member Services
As an ANFP member, you can also vote, register for meetings, pay your dues online, and update your contact information online. Watch the ANFP Members Home page for announcements throughout the year.
Your employer can verify your CDM, CFPP certification by visiting www.ANFPonline.org/verify.