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Dietary Aide Training

A dietary aide student practices her serving skills

Dietary Aide Training is a free employment program for New Americans. This course prepares students to work in nursing homes or hospitals as servers.

In this class students will learn:

  • Food safety
  • Infection control
  • Special diets & patient orders
  • Dialogues with patients
  • American foods
  • Customer service best practices
  • Practical experience serving and communicating with the elderly

After training, the Institute employment specialists provide employment assistance, placement and ongoing employment support. Wages range from $11-$12/hour.

To qualify for this program, an applicant must:

  • Be born outside of the United States (refugee, asylee, permanent resident, naturalized U.S. citizen or survivor of trafficking)
  • Be in good physical condition and want to work as a dietary aide
  • Have conversational English skills


A bus pass is provided during class, and this training meets MFIP program hourly requirements.

Upcoming sessions

  • June 8 – July 2, 2020
    • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Class will be taught online using Zoom video conferencing
    • Register by June 1
  • Nov. 16 – Dec. 11, 2020

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Contact Lynn Thompson at, 612-460-8659

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