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JANE VALENTINE has been an instructor at Parkland for over 10 years and is currently the Dietary Program director. She has taught a variety of science courses from general biology to basic anatomy and physiology. Currently, her focus is nutrition and the development of the dietary manager and dietetic technician programs. She has a Masters in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian.


Dietary Manager

Fast Track Dietary Manager (online)

If you are working in the field of dietetics and foodservice and are ready to advance your careers, then this 90-hour course is for you.  Jane Valentine will cover basic nutrition, introduction to medical nutrition therapy, foodservice management, human resources, and food safety. In addition to the class work, you will complete the required 150-hour internship to be eligible to sit for the Dietary Manager Exam.  

The Fast Track Dietary Manager has been accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

For questions about course content, contact the instructor, Jane Valentine MS RD LDN, at or 217.353.2189

ONLINE: Aug 18-Jan 31

DTP 700 W002Z
Fee: $799

  Deadline: Aug11



Student Handbook

The two required textbooks can be purchased at

Nutrition and MNT for Dietary Managers and Foodservice Management and Food Safety

Dietary Manager Exam Information


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