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Food and Nutrition Management

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 14151 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

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)
    • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
    • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above



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


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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


Post-Admission Requirements:

  • 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. For more information and to submit your uniform order, visit
  • Computer skills, specifically proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are strongly recommended for this program.
Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,247.84
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

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

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Common Platform

The Food and Nutrition Management diploma and the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma share a common first year.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Program Contact(s)

Eddie Yu
Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through 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

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

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

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 and enjoy managing people in a fast-paced environment.

Our faculty have extensive industry experience and will prepare you for your career in courses covering clinical and community nutrition, physiology, foodservice management, and recipe modification and menu development.

You will have the opportunity to join student branches of the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP) 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.

Our program is recommended if you are starting your career path, are currently working in the foodservice or healthcare industries, or if you have a background in culinary arts or hospitality.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

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

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

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

Note: A police record check, respiratory mask fitting, and up-to-date immunization is required prior to working in field placements. Fees are the responsibility of the student.

Program Pathways

Qualified graduates can earn the Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma with two additional semesters of study. Earn two diplomas in three years! Common first year with the Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma program to help streamline career aspirations.

The Humber Experience

Food and Nutrition Management - Capstone Projects

Watch the video to find out more on the Food and Nutrition Management - Capstone Projects.

Nutrition Alumni Panel video

Watch the video to find out what Humber Food and Nutrition Management alumni have to say about the program.

food and nutrition management video

Watch the video to see Humber's Food and Nutrition Management students compete in the Savvy Diner Culinary Challenge.

Healthy Eating at Humber

Healthy Eating at Humber event

Watch the video for a look at Healthy Eating at Humber, an event organized and hosted by Food and Nutrition Management students.

Capstone Projects

Capstone Projects video

Watch the video to find out more about the Humber Food and Nutrition Management students' Capstone Projects.

The Humber Advantage

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.

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“I’m an example of someone who had a goal and used my program to my advantage to reach that goal.”  - Elizabeth Langford, Food and Nutrition Management Alumni

Your Career

Nutrition and food management is a $115 billion global industry and growing, according to Nutrition Business Journal. Our graduates have a wide range of career options ahead of them, including working in:

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

Potential jobs include:

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

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

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.

Qualified students earn Advanced Food Safety certification (Advanced f.s.t™) as part of the program. 

This information is accurate as of December 2016. 

Additional requirements and/or costs 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.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program are eligible to undertake an experiential learning opportunity to study the Mediterranean diet on a trip to Italy, where you will experience the food, culture and lifestyle of the Mediterranean. Students are also eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip which provides rewarding experiences and opportunities to do community service across the globe.

Our Study Abroad trips operate annually in May and are 10 to 15 days in length.

New study abroad trips and initiatives are introduced each fall. Additional fees apply.

This program is approved by WACS
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The Greying of Canada

With as many seniors as youths living in Canada, there is an increased demand for skilled workers caring for an ageing population.

Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Study Abroad

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Humber Food and Nutrition Management students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

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