Food and Nutrition Management graduate Diploma program building on skills related to food modification, clinical nutrition, physiology, nutrition analysis, sanitation and safety. Through in class instruction and work placements, students learn how to work in a hospitals, retirement homes and long-term care facilities. Graduates provide their clients/ patients with nutritious food and nutritional care.
The program is accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, which is necessary for employment as a Food and Nutrition Manager in Ontario.
Career Opportunities: You will have excellent employment opportunities among the growing number of residences and health-care facilities that serve Canada’s increasing population of seniors. As a graduate of this nutrition program, you will be eligible to become a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, allowing you to work as a Food and Nutrition Manager in Ontario’s provincially accredited health-care facilities.
Your career could lead to a rewarding position in one of Ontario’s many hospitals, long-term care facilities, manufacturing operations, community services organizations and retirement homes. Positions may include:
- Food Service Supervisor
- Food Manager
- Nutrition Manager
- Diet Technician
- Food Service Director
- Admission Requirements Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in a Culinary or Hospitality Management program OR a one-year Culinary Skills Program, an apprenticeship program, or another equivalent program (equivalency will be determined based upon completion of specific courses relevant to the program
- Demonstrated experience (resume required)
- English Language Proficiency
Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College English assessment to be considered for admission.
- Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
- Police Vulnerable Sector Check
- Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).”
- Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.
- Students who are unable to provide a “clear” police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their clinical or administrative placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a “not clear” status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
- Failure to meet the requirements for clinical or administrative placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
- All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
- Students will also be required to be carded for “mask fitting” and to provide proof of flu immunization. Special Requirements :Pre-placement Health Form. Health Policy Students should be aware that various allergens including nuts, dairy and shellfish are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that the College is sensitive to religious observances; however, while products purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher food In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into clinical or administrative placement. The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.