Mission and Values

The best resource for Nutrition Managers in Canada, CSNM provides members clear, simple and proven ways to stay on top of their professional development, make contacts within the broader community and find rewarding job opportunities.

Our welcoming community is united by a clear set of values and our members are equipped to succeed and lead in their places of work and communities.

Mission Statement: Empowering members.  Creating leaders. Building professional excellence.

Core Values:  Proactive, Trustworthy, Credible, Professional, Embracing Diversity

Read how CSNM practices these values.

CSNM members have the qualifications, education, and experience required to meet the growing demands of our field.

The role of a nutrition manager is complex, bridging the gap between administrative and food service personnel and coordinating operations in a variety of settings. Today’s nutrition managers are challenged by the nutrition industry’s emphasis on cost control, quality assurance, accreditation, and safe food handling.  


- recognize and anticipate the growing needs in the field of nutrition management
- are equipped to meet increasing demands in cost control, accreditation and safe food handling
- continually add to their training to maintain their membership and expand their skill-sets
- have access to our hub of experts in nutrition management
- stay on top of the latest industry news and trends
- are trained in problem-solving and making quick, accurate decisions
- seize opportunities to share their time and knowledge in building up the CSNM community and  nutrition industry

Long-standing member of CSNM, Betty Ann Powell, wrote a letter in which she recognized the value of our community.  “I would like to pay tribute to all the members (too many to name) who have worked tirelessly over the years to improve the credibility & reputation of CSNM & elevate the stature of our profession.”  Read Betty Ann’s complete letter.


In 1965, the Canadian Food Service Supervisors' Association was formed. The Association's main objective was to ensure high standards of training for its members, and to ensure quality food service to the public. In 1991, the membership voted to change the name to “The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management” in order to enhance recognition and understanding of the profession. The Executive and the Board of Directors conduct the Society's business. Nominations of officers for the following year are presented and elections are held at the annual meeting each spring.  CSNM continues to pursue excellence in our field by bringing together and equipping a diverse group of professionals to be leaders in nutrition management and in their communities.

What is a Nutrition Manager?  Click here for more information.

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