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Self-study eLearning with CPE

Accreditations: CDR and CBDM

CDR: 11 CPEs, 1 Ethics for CDR

Credits CBDM: 9 General,1 Sanitation, and 1 Ethics

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Regular Price: $187.00 

Price for You Today: $131.95

Designed exclusively for aging services providers, this series provides an overview of the role of the server to provide a warm, courteous, empathetic, and professional approach to serving older adults.

The foundation of Kind Dining® is rooted in:

  • Raising service quality standards;
  • Teaching relational soft skills that nurture emotional needs, connections, and common experiences; and
  • Bonding people together to create a more civil work environment.

Kind Dining examines the critical responsibilities of company leadership to train all staff who serve and supervise meals. It also overviews the foundational skills needed and explores the challenges involved in making each meal a success as determined by the resident.

Click on each Tab below to see the Course Objectives, what is included in the online training experience, ordering information, and CDR and CBDM requirements for CPEs.

The Kind Dining® 9-module eLearning training series is evidence-based, and values-driven.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  • Reinforce to all staff the importance of their residents’ dining experience as a valuable part of their daily quality of life and sense of belonging in your community.
  • Introduce quality service elements and service standards necessary to deliver a safe, quality meal in a comfortable, enjoyable, social dining environment for all.
  • Build competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) necessary for servers to create an optimum dining experience.
  • Foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation that includes working across disciplines and within departments.
  • To empower serving staff to own the dining experience and perform the skills necessary to reduce serving errors and make good point-of-service decisions at all levels of care.
  • Develop the necessary company infrastructure to implement and then sustain person-centered hospitality.

To see the full description for each module, click here.

Our Kind Dining® self-study course is available on-demand (24/7) and on any device.

After your order is placed, you will receive access to courses and materials via the Internet and our learning management system.

The 9-module series includes:

  • Interactive lectures with a specific handbook you need to download. It contains key content for each session
  • Modules that vary in length depending on the topic and feature an expert instructor.
  • The online multiple-choice quiz and CPE Exam, follow each module.
  • The Critical Thinking Tool (CTT), and Evaluation Form

It takes approximately 8 hours to complete all 9 sessions. Up to 11 hours are allowed for credits.

  • Modules can easily be completed in just a couple of hours a week.
  • Learners have 60 days to access and complete the course. Please call Cindy at 503 913 1978 if you need more time.

The PDF Handbook link is located (in the Resource Tab at the top right corner of every slide).

The Handbook is:

  • In a digital, downloadable, and printable PDF format.
    • Select the best option for you to use during the training.
    • Make sure you save the digital version to your hard drive to save all of your answers.

For your convenience, in the Resource Tab, are all the handbooks for you to print at once. Put these in a 3-ring binder for easy reference.

  • The Downloadable Handbook is for your individual use, not to be shared or duplicated.

Order Instructions – Individual:

After registration and payment, you will be contacted with an email from info@kinddining.ispringlearn.com   

This email delivers your login, password, and direct link to the online course materials.

Upon receiving your login and password, you will have 60 days to complete the coursework.

If you have not received the email within 24-48 hours, email Kind Dining at info@kinddining.com. (note the difference in email address from above).

Order Instructions – Group:

Please Reach out to Cindy at 503-913-1978, if you have an interest in learning more about how we work with larger companies and offer group training.

Please contact us at info@kinddining.com if you have additional questions.

Once your registration is complete, Kind Dining will email you within 1 business day with your access information. 

There are no refunds after training materials have been sent. Online training is not shareable, not returnable, and not transferable.

Only the person registering for the training will receive a certificate.

Please Read Below How To Receive Your Certificate

 Upon passing the quiz and exam, Fill out, print, and submit these forms.

    • For CDR
      • Submit to Kind Dining at info@kinddining.com both the Kind Dining Evaluation form. (The link is in Module 9, slide 16, the Thank You slide)
      • Critical Thinking Tool (CTT) is found in the Resource Slide in the right-hand corner of each slide.
    • For CBDM
      • Submit to Kind Dining at info@kinddining.com both the Kind Dining Evaluation form. (The link is in Module 9, slide 16, the Thank You slide)

Please Note: Read How To Receive Your Certificate under the CPE Approvals Tab

This course is intended for RDNs, NDTRs, and CDMs, as well as Executives and Leadership teams.

RDNs, NDTRs, and CDMs: Review section below about How To Receive Your Certificate

CDR Activity Number (from Kind Dining®): 169490 Self Study Activity Type: 740 Web-based

CPE Level: 1-3 (depending on module)

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.7 Builds collaborative relationships to encourage professional growth and development.
  • 2.3.3 Identifies opportunities for shared benefit and vision.
  • 2.4.3 Models behaviors that maximize group participation by consulting, listening, and communicating clearly.
  • 7.2.10 Demonstrates knowledge of the causes of foodborne illness and applies required practice to reduce risk.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration(CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.


 This course is also approved by The Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM).

(Expiration Date is 7/24/2026)

Hours: 11 9 for general, 1 for sanitation, and 1 for ethics.

Approval Number is 166994

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at www.ANFPonline.org.

CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.

 Note: How To Receive Your Certificate

  • Upon passing the quiz and exam, Fill out, print, and submit these forms.
    • For CDR
      • Submit to Kind Dining at info@kinddining.com both the Kind Dining® Evaluation form. (The link is in Module 9, slide 16, the Thank You slide)
      • Critical Thinking Tool (CTT) is found in the Resource Slide in the right-hand corner of each slide.
    • For CBDM
      • Submit to Kind Dining at info@kinddining.com both the Kind Dining® Evaluation form. (The link is in Module 9, slide 16, the Thank You slide)


Order your training now for only $187  $131.95 USD.

“The Kind Dining® training series is most impressive because it teaches how to create relationship success in community living settings for all–service members, health care professionals, and administrative leaders. These courses will transform employees’ relationships and communication skills with community residents, and the resident’s relationship with dining services and those serving them, in both formal and informal dining settings. New service staff learn how to understand residents’ needs and abilities, and better communicate to create aware and appropriate relationships, to problem-solve, to demonstrate respect and kindness, attend to the needs of community residents, and gain confidence in their skills and service to others.”

Terese Scollard, MBA RDN LD FAND

Preceptor and Item writer for Continuing Professional Education for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Owner,  My Surgery Plate LLC

“I just completed the Kind Dining course, and I thought it was wonderful! Before starting my internship at OHSU, I worked as a cook and server at a senior living facility. Working through the modules today highlighted some of our successes and areas of improvement.

I wish my team and I had the opportunity to go through that training because it would have improved team unity and resident satisfaction.

Thank you so much for creating such an important program! I definitely learned a lot and hope that all senior living staff have the chance to learn from Kind Dining too!

Kelsie Bryant,

Dietetic Intern, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, Oregon Health and Science University

DiningRD is a leading provider of consulting dietitian services and food service software in post-acute care and senior living.

Since 1994, the organization has supported its clients by enhancing the dining experience and ensuring the nutritional care of residents.

Learn more at www.DiningRD.com


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