Algonquin College

Food and Nutrition Management

Graduate Certificate

Gain the competitive edge for a career in nutrition management.
Graduates from the Food and Nutrition Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program take their careers in the food services industry to the next level. This one-year program builds on your culinary/hospitality skills and gives you the knowledge and real-world experience needed to succeed in the lucrative health care sector of the food services industry.
The program combines in-class learning with online projects. You learn about a variety of topics, including:

advanced normal nutrition
clinical nutrition
food modification
quality management of sanitation and safety procedures
facilities design
labour relations
food service management of healthcare standards, and
financial and business management.
Expand your skills to work in many areas of the industry, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, and retirement homes.
The program has earned a five-year Accreditation from the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. This provides the highest level of certification in the field of nutrition management, giving you the competitive edge you need to be successful.
Gain real-world experience during 175 hours of field placement. Most of the placements are in a long-term care facility, where you participate in the supervision of food and nutrition services. Make valuable connections with the opportunity to leave a lasting impression.
After graduation, you may find employment in the management of various areas of nutritional care and food preparation and food service in:

long-term care facilities
retirement homes
contract food service management companies, and
commercial/retail settings
Some expected responsibilities may include planning, managing and supervising a food service department within a healthcare facility. Duties may include diet calculations, diet and nutrition counselling, nutrition promotion, employee training and supervision, food production, financial forecasting and quality assurance.

This program is well-suited for students who:

Have good organizational and leadership abilities.
Are planners who enjoy putting their plans into action.
Have an interest in helping people make healthy living choices.
Are team-oriented and like to work with others.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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