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 has extensive industry experience and will prepare you for your career in courses covering clinical and lifecycle 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 health-care industries, or if you have a background in culinary arts or hospitality.
The Food and Nutrition Management diploma and the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma 10231 share a common first year.
Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Plan menus to accommodate the nutritional, dietary and medical needs, cultural and religious requirements, and personal preferences of clients
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
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
Support others to work professionally and ethically in accordance with industry, organization and legal standards
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
Deliver customer service that anticipates, meets and/or exceeds individual expectations and is consistent with organization standards and objectives
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
Apply industry best practices, financial constraints, and principles of social responsibility and environmental sustainability to inventory management and procurement of goods and services
Contribute to the analysis of food and nutrition services and operations, and the implementation and evaluation of changes, to support continuous improvement
Contribute to the planning and administration of budgets consistent with organization objectives and legal requirements for nutrition and food service departments
Select and use information and industry-specific technologies to enhance individual work performance and the management and delivery of food and nutrition services
Promote food and nutrition services and healthy living to support marketing plans and the general well-being of clients
Select your uniform for this program.
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:
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.
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Watch the video for a look at Healthy Eating at Humber, an event organized and hosted by Food and Nutrition Management students.
Watch the video to find out more about the Humber Food and Nutrition Management students' Capstone Projects.
Watch the video to hear alumni discuss how the Food and Nutiriton Managment program prepared them for the industry.
Watch the video to find out more on the Food and Nutrition Management - Capstone Projects.
Watch the video to see Humber's Food and Nutrition Management students compete in the Savvy Diner Culinary Challenge.
Watch the video to see what current students have to say about the Food and Nutrition Management Program at Humber.
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.
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.
"Because all the support that Humber gave me, now I am a manager in training in a food service company, which will allow me to understand, manage and lead different 'brands' of food service areas."
"Humber prepared me for the work world because I was given the opportunity to do placements and internships throughout my two diplomas. The internships/placements gave me the opportunity to put what I learned during class and tailor it to the work world."
Elizabeth's degree in kinesiology provided her with a foundation in nutrition and with Humber she was able to turn theory into practice to become a well-rounded nutritionist - able to advise patients on what to eat and how to prepare it. Elizabeth landed a full-time job as a nutritionist and medical assistant just three months after she graduated.
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.
"Going to Humber was a great decision. By completing my diplomas at Humber, not only did I gain knowledge for my professional life, I gained knowledge to live a healthier personal life. The instructors are the best thing about Humber as they are available to support you within the classroom, while making themselves available to help you start your career. "
Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.
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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:
Potential jobs include:
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.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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-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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
Nutrition Students Attend CAFP Fundraiser
A group of students from both our Food and Nutrition Management and Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle promotion programs had the pleasure of attending the 45th ToP CAFP (Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals) Toronto Professionals Celebration and Fundraiser on February 7th.
Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space
On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!
Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize
On Friday, April 13 the School of HRT’s Nutrition, Culinary and Baking students battled it out for the title of Best Bold Sandwich at the Nestle Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook-off.
Nutrition Students Recognized at CAFP Awards Night
A group of exceptional nutrition students were recognized at the CAFP (Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals) Toronto Chapter Awards Night on Monday, March 19th.
Nutrition Students Unlock the Potential of Food at Nutrition Month 2018 Event
This year’s Nutrition Month is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food.
HRT Students Recognized at 2018 Awards Night
On Thursday, March 22nd, the hard work, and dedication of our amazing students was recognized at this year’s School of HRT Awards Night.
Taking the Fight Out of Food
On Thursday, March 9th, 55 students in the Food and Nutrition Management program participated in Nutrition Month activities by "Taking the Fight Out of Food".
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