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Program Code: 14151
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 4 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

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 through a variety of courses taught in flexible classroom spaces, state-of-the-art culinary lab facilities, simulation spaces and online learning. This blend of course delivery methods reduces the number of days you are required to attend campus.

You will have the opportunity to join the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM). With a student membership, you will build on your networking skills in the foodservice and hospitality sector and have the opportunity to apply for 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.

This industry has a high demand for qualified candidates.

Work-Integrated Learning  

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

Field experiences 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

Food & Nutrition Management students also gain experiential learning by participating in and hosting events throughout the academic year. These events give students the chance to connect with industry professionals and demonstrate their knowledge by putting it all into practice.

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Watch the video to learn what is work-integrated learning.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Humber maintains strong partnerships within the community - and is the preferred choice by many agencies and facilities due to the outstanding reputation of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness.

An Education in High Demand

This program is recognized by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. Organizations within this industry comment on how thorough and diverse the Humber program is. There are opportunities for graduates straight out of placement, including opportunities for supervisory roles. Specifically there is a high demand for candidates in long term care, hospitals, and retirement facilities.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

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.


Centre for Innovation in Health & Wellness

What does the CIHW offer students? Learning Opportunities! The CIHW engages with students in multiple ways including:

  • Opportunities for capstone projects as part of their academic programs
  • Engaging in innovative applied research with faculty and industry partners
  • Placement hours with work integrated learning
  • Participating and volunteering in interdisciplinary health and wellness initiatives

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We Know What It Takes

Courses are taught by faculty with vast industry experience which will prepare you for a role that combines the dynamic world of food service with the expanding world of health care. Practical training takes place in state-of-the-art culinary lab facilities and is reinforced through work placements and on-campus events.

Annually, Food and Nutrition Management students showcase their knowledge to the Humber community by organizing a Healthy Eating at Humber event. People visit the booths where students present topics such as healthy foods, pulses, healthy fats, fibre, and how to incorporate healthy elements into your diet. Healthy snacks are enjoyed and information is shared. This event is the program’s capstone project, often timed in coordination with the Dietitians of Canada ‘Nutrition Month’.

Nutrition event

Nutrition event

Nutrition Event

The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

Do you love food? Do you care about helping people? Have a keen interest in the science of nutrition? Enjoy managing people in a fast-paced environment? If you are starting your career path or are currently working in the foodservice or health-care industries, or if you have a background in culinary arts or hospitality, this program may be for you.


Testimonials

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Uniform Orders

Culinary uniforms are a requirement of the program and have been included in the ancillary fees. Details will be provided after receipt of your tuition deposit.

Expert Faculty

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Expert Faculty

You will learn from expert professors with advanced degrees. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on as well as the theoretical knowledge necessary to help you achieve the career you want. Learn more about our people by browsing through the profiles of full-time faculty members:

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Pierina Marie Donnelly
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Dr. Elisse Greenspoon

BSc, BEd, DC

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Mark Jachecki
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Maria Pelliccia

BSc, RD

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Peter Rick

RD, MBA

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Lori Short-Zamudio

BSc, MPEd, RD

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Tracie Sindrey

CDE, RD

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Your Career

Food and nutrition management is a growing global industry. There is an increasing focus on health, nutrition and keeping fit for life. Careers in food and nutrition are essential and less resistant to external economic impacts. 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. 

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.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Course-Based North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Recruitment Events

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Food and Nutrition Management Program - A Field in Demand

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In this video In this video, listen to industry experts speak to what a Food and Nutrition Manager is, learn about the industry and its future, hear from alumni and learn about advantages of Humber’s program!


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Apply through OCAS between June 14 - July 19, 2024 and be registered full-time on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 and receive a $125 credit equal to the domestic application fee.

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*This promotion is open to domestic applications for the September 2024 program intakes only. Offer not valid for existing applicants or applications.

International Students with a valid Study Permit or Letter of Introduction (LOI)* can receive a Waiver Code to cover the $100 September 2024 application fee.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

View Instructions 

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three 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)
      • Three 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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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. 

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements. View Requirements

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
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

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,423.11
  • international: $17,269.01

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).

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

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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