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Food and Nutrition Management

Food and Nutrition Management is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying the principles of nutrition and diet therapy to menu planning, staff training, patient teaching, promoting sales through marketing and merchandising, and maintaining high standards of food quality. You will develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of food production and food and beverage service. You will learn how to:

  • evaluate nutrition fads and fallacies
  • participate as a member of a health care team
  • counsel clients on special diet needs
  • use computer applications in food service management
  • manage and coordinate catering activities and cafeteria promotions

The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management accredits the program. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and the Saskatchewan Society of Nutrition Management. Graduates are also eligible to receive 450 hours of credit toward obtaining a Journeyperson Cook status.

Select courses in this program are available through distance education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

The online course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at any time convenient for the student. High-speed internet is recommended.

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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 16, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$335.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-290
January 16, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$335.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-345
January 30, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Registration deadline: February 10, 2017
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$335.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-197
February 13, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$335.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-344
March 27, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Registration deadline: April 7, 2017
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$335.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-198
April 10, 2017 - June 23, 2017
Registration deadline: April 10, 2017
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$408.00OnlineCRN: 201604-39
You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-101
You will study the intermediate features of Excel. Using the skills and knowledge you acquired in COMP 172 (Introduction to Micrsoft Word / Excel) or COMP 174 (Introduction to Excel 1), you will learn to work with multiple worksheets, create and modify several chart types, perform data manipulation features and use more advanced spreadsheet functions.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Excel I (COMP 174), Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel (COMP 172), (one of either)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-102
You will receive instruction and practice in creating, modifying and delivering a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will enhance the presentation by adding charts, tables, visual elements, multimedia, transition effects and animations. You will study how to present, distribute and customize presentations.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-104
Your studies will introduce you to basic word processing skills such as creating, editing and formatting documents, building tables, using templates and applying styles.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-98
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