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Program Code: 14151 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Food and Nutrition Management diploma program prepares you for a supervisory role that combines the dynamic world of food service with the expanding world of health care. This is an ideal program if you:

  • love food
  • have a keen interest in the science of nutrition 
  • enjoy managing people in a fast-paced environment

Our faculty has extensive industry experience and will prepare you for a career in a variety of courses taught in state-of-the-art culinary lab facilities.

You will have the opportunity to join student branches of the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) and the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM). As student members, you will build on your networking skills in the foodservice and hospitality sector and have the opportunity to apply to association-sponsored bursaries and scholarships.

Both the Food and Nutrition Management program and the Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Promotion program share a common first year of study. Qualified graduates can earn the Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma with two additional semesters of study. Earn two diplomas in three years! This may help streamline career aspirations.

Our program is recommended if you are starting your career path, are currently working in the food service or health-care industries, or if you have a background in culinary arts or hospitality.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Manage handling, preparation and service of food to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, and industry best practices for health, safety, sanitation, quality assurance and client satisfaction

  2. Manage nutritional needs of diverse clients in health care and other food service settings in collaboration with or under the direction of health care professionals

  3. Support others to work professionally and ethically in accordance with industry, organization and legal standards

  4. Monitor relevant local, national and global trends, emerging technologies, changes to legislation and best practices to enhance work performance and inform the management and delivery of food and nutrition services

  5. Contribute to the hiring, coaching, training, scheduling, supervision and performance management of department staff in accordance with human resources, labour relations, workplace health and safety, and industry best practices

  6. Apply industry best practices, financial constraints, and principles of social responsibility and environmental sustainability to inventory management and procurement of goods and services

  7. Contribute to the analysis of food and nutrition services and operations, and the implementation and evaluation of changes, to support continuous improvement


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Work Placement

Work placements are a valuable way to gain experience in the field and build contacts. You will complete a five-week full-time placement in the health-care foodservice industry.

Work placements take place at the end of the fourth semester. Possible locations include:

  • business/industry and education facilities
  • food suppliers, manufacturers and distributors
  • foodservice outlets
  • hospitals, long-term care and retirement facilities

The Humber Advantage

The practical components of this program are delivered in state-of-the-art culinary labs, ensuring you gain all the required technical and employability skills for your future career.


Hands-On Learning

Food & Nutrition Management students have the opportunity to participate in and host many events throughout the year. Program events give students the chance to connect with industry professionals and put what they are learning into practice.

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

The Humber Experience

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Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in experiential learning trips to the Mediterranean/Italy where students have a hands-on experience in food culture, diet and lifestyle of the Mediterranean.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year, we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Your Career

Nutrition and food management is a large global industry and growing. With a continually increasing focus on health, nutrition and keeping fit for life, careers in food and nutrition are sustainable. Our graduates have a wide range of career options including working in:

  • corporate food service organizations
  • correctional institutions
  • educational facilities
  • government agencies
  • hospitals, long-term care and retirement facilities

Potential jobs include:

  • business/sales associate in the food service industry
  • consultant to food suppliers, manufacturers
  • diet technician
  • food and beverage manager
  • food service supervisor/director
  • nutrition manager

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)

This program is recognized by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) as an accredited program. Graduates may apply to become members. CSNM membership is a requirement to work as a Food & Nutrition Manager (FNM) by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and many acute care facilities.

Advanced Food Safety certification (ADVANCED.fst®)

Qualified students earn Advanced Food Safety certification (ADVANCED.fst®) as part of the program.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Closed

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Recommended

    • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U) or equivalent. 

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Professional Industry Standards

  • This program follows professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. Practical lab classes have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies which are mandatory for successful completion of these key courses.
  • It is mandatory to wear a Humber issued uniform in practical lab classes in this program. Admittance to these classes is not permitted if you are not in uniform. The cost for the uniform has been added to your first semester tuition fees. In order for the uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. 

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

Tracie Sindrey, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5725
tracie.sindrey@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,218.86
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$350 – textbooks (per semester); $100 – safety shoes; $175 – tool set; nominal fees to cover the costs of industry field trips and required industry certifications (varying by semester).

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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View Transfer Out Opportunities from this program  

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Tracie Sindrey, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5725
tracie.sindrey@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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