Foodservice Cost Containment | RD82 > Continuing Education Unit at

FAQContact usTerms of servicePrivacy Policy

Foodservice Cost Containment - RD82
Foodservice Cost Containment

RD82 l 6.00 contact hrs
by Lynne Nannen Robertson, RD, PhD, MS, BS
Average Rating
(4.3 / 166 reviews)
Get 50% off this course with an Unlimited CE Membership

The goal of this foodservice cost-containment course is to help foodservice managers find efficient solutions to the obstacles and challenges of containing the cost of foodservice while maintaining customer satisfaction. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: Name two chief areas where costs of foodservice can be contained
  • Explain how proper menu planning can help reduce foodservice costs
  • Explain why menu mix, weather, calendar and other seemingly nonrelated events can affect foodservice costs
  • Explain the pros and cons of the various levels of “convenience” food products, including eight factors affecting the choice of such food products
  • List and discuss four methods to evaluate execution of the overall menu plan
  • Discuss how market conditions can be used to reduce overall food costs
  • Explain how the shelf life of fruit, meat, vegetables, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products and staples should be evaluated in purchasing decisions
  • Explain the process of food irradiation, list its benefits and state the concerns and arguments of those opposed to it
  • Explain the basic principles of foodservice accounting
  • Discuss storage needs and requirements for meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, fruits and vegetables
  • List eight ways to reduce pilferage
  • Explain how to construct and evaluate yield tests
  • Discuss the benefits of recipe standardization, and the principles and practices of recipe expansion and reduction
  • Explain why portion control is vital to controlling foodservice costs
  • Explain the principles of HACCP and how to set up a HACCP flow diagram
  • List and discuss ways foodservice departments can supplement their income
Course content may take a take a few minutes to display fully.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 7080, 7090, 7140, 7180, 8020, 8040, 8050, 8060, 8070, 8090 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.6, 13.2.3, 13.2.5, 13.2.6, 13.3.1, 13.3.4, 13.3.5.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 3/31/2020

    Print Options: Book - Add to Cart ($ 107.00 + shipping & handling)

Recommended CE

CE-PRO Annual Membership
Includes free fu ... More Info
Accountability in the Food Service Department
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Food Safety and Protection
The goal of this course is to provide the “rules and tools” for food safety to equip food handlers... More Info

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

It is now required that all CE is completed and reported to CE Broker before you renew your license. When you complete continuing education with us, OnCourse Learning will report your hours for you.

Read more about the new license renewal process at and claim your free Basic Account in CE Broker to see what has already been reported for you.

Please check the licenses/certifications section under my account (after logging in) to make sure you have entered a valid FL license number. This information is required for correct reporting of your course completions to CE Broker.

CE Courses
CE by Type
CE Resources