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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.

Additional costs: Text
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 5, 2016 - February 4, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 250
Registration deadline: December 18, 2016
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$333.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201503-620
September 2, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: August 26, 2015
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$343.00ReginaCRN: 201502-117
September 14, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Mon, Wed - 9:00-10:59 am
Registration deadline: September 7, 2015
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$343.00ReginaCRN: 201502-143
January 13, 2016 - March 23, 2016
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
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$343.00ReginaCRN: 201503-410
September 14, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration deadline: October 2, 2015
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-326
September 14, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Registration deadline: September 18, 2015
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-194
October 5, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration deadline: October 9, 2015
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-195
January 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: January 22, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-176
January 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: January 22, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-230
January 25, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-321
February 15, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: February 19, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-177
March 21, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-322
September 8, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration deadline: September 1, 2015
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$391.00OnlineCRN: 201502-702
April 11, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: April 4, 2016
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$391.00OnlineCRN: 201503-721
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
September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration deadline: September 28, 2015
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201502-88
January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-65
March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-66
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, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel, (one of either)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration deadline: September 28, 2015
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201502-91
January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-69
March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-70
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
September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration deadline: September 28, 2015
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201502-93
January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-73
March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-74
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
September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration deadline: September 28, 2015
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201502-59
January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-52
March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$207.00OnlineCRN: 201503-53

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