TCC SE Dietetics Program Receives Full ANFP Accreditation

ARLINGTON, Texas (April 28, 2014) Tarrant County College’s Dietetics Program at the Southeast Campus recently received full approval from the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) for its Dietary Manager program. TCC is one of six ANFP-approved traditional classroom sites in Texas.
Students who complete TCC’s certificate of Dietary Manager may sit for the national certification exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM). Monica Escobar-LeBlanc, dietary manager program director and dietetics instructor, said 50 students are expected to enroll in the program, which begins in fall 2014.
The Dietetics Program at TCC first received developmental approval from the Commission on Accreditation/Approval of Dietetics Education (CAADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) on July 1, 1977. TCC’s Dietetic Technology Program has maintained uninterrupted approval status since its approval in 1999. In addition, the Dietetic Technician program was recently cited by the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) as having the best assessment plan for a technical program at TCC.
Currently, the program is the only accredited dietetic technician education program in the state of Texas. “It shows that TCC provides a rigorous curriculum,” says Escobar-LeBlanc. “Graduates of the program will be able to practice competently as an entry-level dietetic technician.” Only graduates from an accredited dietetic technician program are eligible to sit for the national dietetic technician, registered (DTR) credentialing exam.
More information about the Dietetic Technician Program is available from Christina Liew-Newville, MS, RD, LD at (817) 515-3187.
To learn more about the Certificate in Dietary Manager Program, contact Monica Escobar-LeBlanc, MS, RD, LD at (817) 515-3629.