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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 2017NorthClosedClosed
September 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • 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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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you've already learned and help you take the next step in less time. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent
  • SBI4U ( Grade 12U Biology) or equivalent

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Start Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences in Summer of 2019

The block transfer credit outlined is eligible for Humber graduates and external diploma graduates from similar programs *

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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.

Common Platform

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

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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International Students

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 healthcare. 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.

The Food and Nutrition Management diploma and the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma 10231 share a common first year.


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.


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.

Networking Event

Alumni speaker

Watch the video to hear alumni discuss how the Food and Nutiriton Managment program prepared them for the industry.

Alumni Success

Elizabeth Langford

Elizabeth Langford

Elizabeth's degree in kinesiology provided her with a foundation in nutrition and with Humber’s training she was able to turn theory into practice to become a well-rounded nutritionist - able to advise patients on not only what to eat, but how to prepare it. Elizabeth landed a full-time job as a nutritionist and medical assistant just three months after she graduated.

“I’m an example of someone who had a goal and used my program to my advantage to reach that goal.”

Melina Lund

Alumni Q&A: Melina Lund

When Melina Lund entered Humber's Food and Nutrition Management and Culinary Management programs, she never imagined that path would lead her to a career in food sales. But now, she admits, she couldn't imagine her life without it. Melina landed her Account Manager job at Shalit Foods after completing her Humber work placement at the company. Melina talked to us about why she owes a good deal of her success to the experiences and knowledge she gained during her time at Humber.

"Humber offered a wide range of classes that covered absolutely everything in the industry and gave me a great starting point to grasp the crazy, fun and ever-changing world of healthcare."

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.

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 HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

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Study Globally

Students in Rome


Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.

Students in Peru


Visit a variety of breath-taking sites and take part in rewarding, physical challenges on this unforgettable, two-week adventure.

Student in Nunavut


Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Meet the Faculty

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:

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

Potential jobs include:

  • nutrition manager
  • food service supervisor/director
  • diet technician
  • food and beverage manager
  • 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 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 aboard.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty lead 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.

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.

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