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Food and Nutrition Management

Program Overview

Food and Nutrition Management graduates are equipped to pursue challenging careers as managers in the dynamic and growing healthcare and food service industry. With knowledge of nutrition and food service, business skills and human relation skills, they are prepared to work in the nutrition department of a hospital, long-term care facility, or other food or nutrition-related industry.


The program has received the President's Academic Program Recognition Award for Preparation for Job Market, Student Satisfaction, Graduate Satisfaction, Employer Satisfaction and Quality of the Learning Experience.


Accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM), graduates are eligible for membership in the CSNM.




  • Students will learn the practical aspects of quantity food preparation and service and conduct experiments to learn the physical properties of food

  • The final seven weeks of the program consist of supervised work experience in a healthcare facility


Graduates have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Practice in accordance with the code of ethics of the appropriate professional association, the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management

  • Apply a knowledge of normal and clinical nutrition

  • Participate in the provision of nutritional care in a variety  of settings, including institutional and community environments

  • Participate in procurement of goods and services and master menu planning

  • Supervise the preparation of food products and special feedings following standardized recipes and production procedures

  • Supervise food distribution according to established standards

  • Supervise operational procedures to meet established standards for safety and sanitation according to established policy, procedures and regulations



The primary focus of the program is to prepare you for career opportunities in healthcare. There is a continous need for qualified food service managers in Ontario Long term care facilities that require CSNM qualified managers. Employers include hospitals, seniors' residences, long term care and extended care facilities. Other opportunities include  high-volume catering services, industrial cafeterias, airline food services, food manufacturers and community agencies.


Organizations hiring program graduates include:

  • Aramark

  • Community Life Inc.

  • Compass

  • Complete Purchasing

  • Extendicare

  • Leisureworld

  • Mt. Sinai Hospital

  • Morrison Healthcare (Division of Compass)

  • Providence Healthcare Centre

  • Rouge Valley Health System

  • Shepherd Village

  • Sodexho

  • Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

  • Toronto East General Hospital

  • University Health Network

  • Village of Humber Heights



Semester 1

   College Communications 1

   Principles of Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene*

   Introduction to Computing

   Kitchen Production

   Introduction to Food Services

   Nutrition 1

   Food Properties Analysis

   Mathematics for Food Service Management

   Aging and Society


Semester 2

   College Communications 2

   Kitchen Production

   Nutrition 2*

   Food Properties Analysis

   Purchasing for the Food Services Industry

  Communications and Interprofessional Approaches in Health Care and Food Services

   Food Service Accounting

   Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to                                          Social Action


Semester 3

   Organizational Behaviour in Food Services

   Medical Nutrition Therapy*

   Facilities Planning and Design

   Marketing and Merchandising for Food                                 Services Operations

   Supervision Practices

   Food Services Systems Management

   General Education Elective


Semester 4

   Human Resources Management in Food                                       Services

   Recipe Development and Costing

   Labour Cost Control

   Health Care Menu Planning*

   Field Placement*

   Professional Practice Seminar

   Financial Management*


Note: Students will be placed in the appropriate English and math level based on skills assessment results.


*Minimum C grade required


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