Dietary Aide Pathway Program

Train outplaced and incumbent employees with an accelerated Dietary Aide Pathway program that prepares workers in as little as 1-3 months.

Program Overview

The Dietary Aide Pathway program will prepare students to successfully function as a Dietary Aide, assisting in patients’ recovery by helping to meet their nutritional needs. The student will learn to work with dietitians and the patient care team to create a diet plan for patients to ensure it meets their nutritional needs and treatment plan.

Students will learn to prepare food for patients who require help eating their meals depending on their medical condition, physical health, and their nutritional needs. Students will learn about different diets in a hospital setting and how to monitor the mental and physical condition of patients and document patient history. 

The program will train students to properly interview and take medical histories of patients to identify chronic illnesses and food allergies, and to understand their lifestyle needs and food choices. Students will learn to stock and take inventory of supplies, set up food items, assist in food preparation and transportation, maintain storeroom and food preparation areas, and maintain sanitation activities.

This program will prepare learners for roles such as Dietary Aide, Food Service Aide, and Nutrition Service Technician.

The pathway curriculum can be customized to the needs of your organization.*

Average Completion Time: 1-3 Months

Skills & Features

Skills Covered:

  • Patient communication and customer service skills
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Medical terminology 
  • Basic nutrition and caring for patients with special dietary needs
  • Food preparation and food service safety


  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • The career pathway programs also include wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers progress throughout the training.
*Customization options based upon quantity of learners