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Hardee Manor is looking for a Certified Dietary Manager located in Wauchula, Florida. Company Information Company Name: Hardee Manor Company Address: 401 Orange Place Company City: Wauchula Company State: Florida Company Zip: 33873 Company Website: www.dvcr.com Company Description: Facility is a long term care facility located in beautiful Florida. Job Information Job Title: Certified Dietary Manager Job Location: Wauchula, Florida Job Type: Full Time Required Licenses/Certifications: Certified Preferred, but not required  Job Description The dietary manager is responsible for the operation of food service programs within the facility. 3. All dietary ...
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Ecumen Lakeshore is looking for a Culinary Manager, CDM located in Duluth, Minnesota. Company Information Company Name: Ecumen Lakeshore Company Address: 4002 London Rd. Company City: 4002 London Rd. Company State: MN Company Zip: 55804 Company Website: Ecumen.org Company Description: Amid the grandeur of Duluth’s century-old homes, our beautiful campus captures the energy of waves and water, towering pines, gentle walking trails and stunning lakefront views. Job Information Job Title: Culinary Manager, CDM Job Location: Duluth, MN Job Type: Full Time Required Licenses/Certifications: Certified Dietary Manager Certification, accredited by ANFP Job ...
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Holiday Resort of Salina is looking for a Certified Dietary Manager located in Salina, Kansas. Company Information Company Name: Holiday Resort of Salina Company Address: 2825 Resort Dr Company City: Salina Company State: KS Company Zip: 67401 Company Website: https://www.midwest-health.com/holiday-resort/ Company Description: A skilled nursing facility is a long-term senior care facility offering 24-hour nursing care and is supervised by a licensed physician. We are staffed with dedicated professionals to ensure the safety and security needs of each person. Our professional nursing staff works hand in hand with our Rehabilitation, Activities, Dietary and ...
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Veterans Canteen Service is looking for a Canteen Chief/Registered Dietitian located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Company Information Company Name: Veterans Canteen Service  Company Address: 1 Jefferson Barracks Road Company City: St. Louis Company State: Missouri Company Zip: 63125 Company Website: www.vacanteen.va.gov Company Description: Federal Agency established in 1946 that has been dedicated to servicing veterans of the US Armed Forces and their caretakers. Earnings generated through sales are returned to VA to support and enhance the quality of life for Veteran patients and the quality of the workplace for VA employees. Job Information Job Title: ...
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Healthcare Services Group is looking for a Dining Services Manager in Training located in Columbus, Montana.  Company Information Company Name: Healthcare Services Group Company Address: 3220 Tillman Drive  Company City: Bensalem Company State: PA Company Zip: 19020 Company Website: https://www.hcsgcorp.com/  Company Description: Largest provider of support services within the long term care industry - largest employer of registered dietitians Job Information Job Title: Dining Services Manager in Training Internal Job Number: 2020-137198 Job Location: Columbus, Montana Job Type: Full Time Job Description Overview Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) typically ...
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Felder Services is looking for a Certified Dietary Manager located in Carthage, Mississippi. Company Information Company Name: Felder Services Company Address: 3400 Beltline Park Drive Company City: Mobile Company State: AL Company Zip: 36670 Company Website: felderservices.com Company Description: Felder services is a contract company that operates housekeeping, dietary and laundry services in hospitals and long term care facilities. Job Information Job Title: Certified Dietary Manager Internal Job Number: 601-382-5630 Job Location: Carthage, Mississippi Job Type: Full Time Required Licenses/Certifications: CDM certification/Servsafe certification ...
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Supervisor - Searcy, AR

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Unity Health is looking for a Supervisor located in Searcy, Arkansas. Company Information Company Name: Unity Health Company Address: 3214 East Race Company City: Searcy Company State: Arkansas Company Zip: 72143 Company Website: www.unity-health.org Company Description: Unity Health is a leading healthcare provider for eight- county area. We strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities we serve through compassionate care. The Unity Health system is the area's largest employer with more than 2250 associates. Our facilities combined total 571 licensed beds with a medical staff of more than 160 physicians. Job Information ...
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Keep Looking Up!

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Rainbows evoke happiness, bring smiles, provide hope, and even bring unicorns into view! Talk about a universal word, picture, and symbol! We need to find them in our lives, work, and thoughts each and every day! This month I attended an educational training and learned that adjusting my diet to follow eating foods in the colors of the rainbow 🌈 would promote brain health! What an incredibly positive recommendation! It got me thinking happy thoughts until I realized chocolate is not a color of the rainbow…then I remembered white chocolate–that works! Being a foodie, I came to ponder some favorites throughout my life, starting with my favorite cereal ...
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Seasons of Change

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Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting, and Autumn a mosaic of them all! As we approach the next season of our challenging 2020, think about the landscape that surrounds you! How can you paint your days to be more beautiful than the previous ones? I’m that neighbor who goes all out for decorating both indoors and outdoors! I love adding interest to our yard and home! I’m self-sufficient and am an independent, modern woman. Ladders, duct tape, 3M magic strips–I do it all! I am stating this fact as my husband is very tolerant BUT is not much for the pre-prep participation! He enjoys the end results and has even been caught outside ...
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How’s Your Huddle?

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George Bernard Shaw once said:  "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place." Do you sometimes feel that the words are coming out of your mouth but not “sticking” to anyone? Everyone hears and retains information differently, so “one size fits all” is not the standard to gauge how well your communication skills resonate with your staff. Currently, our face-to-face contact is being tested and I feel sometimes like a Zoomer Boomer using my keypad to “reach others.” Team meetings, educational sessions, and even family gatherings are so reliant on technology during this point in time that I can feel hampered in keeping my “reach” ...
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Growing up, I’m sure I drove my family crazy being the “WHY” child. Now, do not get this confused with the WILD child! The whole concept of birthrights always comes up when we gather the clan, so much so that I joined forces with my mother this past Christmas; she bought the pajama bottoms and I purchased the tops for my siblings that read “I am the oldest child and I make the rules, I am the middle child, I’m the reason we have the rules,” and “I am the youngest child, the rules don’t apply to me!” I have always held my ground that being the “baby” made me question things more often. I am always looking for the best option. Work smarter, not harder! COVID-19 ...
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Hello Fellow CDM, CFPPs! I hope this finds everyone healthy and trying to find a doable “work/life balance” and a great hobby to keep your mind in a quiet place each day! In the past few weeks during this pandemic, my thoughts have gone out to all the states and counties that are having to cancel their state and county fairs this summer. I grew up in rural Nebraska as a 4H kid who learned many talents through this wonderful program! I can proudly say many of the talented “Blue Ribbon” bakers back home could work circles around Martha Stewart, and we were lucky to have them share their wonderful farm life skills with us as small kids. We were all in it together; ...
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Hyped on Hobbies

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To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. - Winston Churchill I find Churchill’s quote profound in that he offers his perspective and points out that two or three hobbies would make it real! It makes me happy to know that my many, many (too many to count, and at times to control) hobbies fall well into the category of making it real! I told my husband not to worry about the amount of yarn hanging about the house! The many pandemic pitfalls we are living through currently makes having a hobby a great stress outlet to ground yourself and slow down the chaos within your life. It’s also a ...
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Corralling Chaos

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A long walk in the corn fields, canyons, or watching the cows graze or horses run was a great way to “slow down the world” and just take in the beauty of the day! This was how I was raised; “just go outside for a while and things will look better.” That’s what my grandmother would always say. She’s no longer with us but her wisdom still reigns! I find myself sharing her wisdom with many these days as we need to “slow down the chaos” and try corralling it. A hometown “cowgirl” friend shared the following devotional reading. It fits what we need to ponder in the upcoming COVID-19 days… TRUST THE DRIVER. As a general rule, horses don’t like trailers, and ...
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Do YOU Lead your Day, or Does IT Lead You? Reflect for a moment on this quote: “ A LEADER IS ONE WHO KNOWS THE WAY, GOES THE WAY, AND SHOWS THE WAY!" - John C. Maxwell Now, honestly ask yourself: are you leading or being led once you walk into your job? Burnout, wipeout, put out, all can happen once you become acclimated in your work culture. I always left my house joyful, excited, and energized with my mug of coffee in hand, smiling and greeting those I met along the way! THEN I WOULD SEE MY OFFICE DOOR. I let that define my mood and day depending on how many notes were taped to it or stuffed under the door. The pink colored notes blinded me from ...
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Have you ever asked yourself, heard from your staff or even your child, “how am I supposed to know all of that?” Have you ever given or heard the response, “because you should know?” Or, worse yet, “Because it’s your job!” We know what we know because we are curious enough to figure it out. Or, our curiosity led us to seek it out through education! As CDM, CFPPs, we did just that. We became certified in foodservice management and food safety! Do we have all the answers to our job’s daily questions? Are we all Jeopardy masters, able to clear the game board? Probably not, BUT we are expected to know where to look and how to share what we know! Here are some ...
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Do you really know what the initials behind your name mean and how they are regulated? I am always amazed when I see business cards with a virtual alphabet soup behind the person’s name, and am interested to learn what their credentials mean as they decipher them for me. So let me ask: Can you clearly state what the CDM, CFPP initials signify when asked by those outside the foodservice world? In general, our colleagues in health care have a better idea than most as to what they mean, but at times might ask for a refresher. My mother has yet to fully understand what I do (I’ve been a CDM, CFPP for 22 years), so to help with questions that arise when she attempts ...
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It is budget time around ANFP. This requires a great deal of tedious work at the computer. Today we have a bit of a reprieve from the snow, but it is still very cold. Nice to at least get a glimpse of the sun. We also have a family of foxes who live on our premises. To my knowledge, they are a family of four. Today one of the pups has been out all day. It may be time to name him. Any ideas?
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