Pride in Food Service Week was established by the Dietary Managers Association to recognize the efforts and achievements of food service workers. Pride in Food Service Week is being celebrated Feb. 6-10, 2006.
As our population grows older, the food service department's role as part of the long term care team is becoming more and more vital. Food service professionals can mean the difference between a person eating well-nourished and safe food or simply taking the chance with the food they consume. The Dietary Managers Association recognizes the front-line food service professionals for their excellent work ethics and diligent dedication.
Now is the time to plan a special salute in your local community to recognize these individuals and heighten awareness about the profession. It is time for us to bring attention to the importance of the Food Service Department and let people know that you are committed to excellence, quality and customer care.
Our food service workers spend their professional lives doing for others and Pride in Food Service Week is your time to recognize their efforts. This is a celebration for them and all they do for others. The theme for the week is “Proud of What We Do.” This theme was chosen to represent the daily attitudes of food service professionals. The elderly and youth rely on these professionals each day. Salute the food service professional in your community. Take the time to visit a facility that employs qualified food service professionals and congratulate them on the good job they are doing!
Greta Plants, CDM, CFPP
Holzer Senior Care Center