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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 learn sanitary food handling techniques that reduce the risk of food poisoning. You will receive a FOODSAFE certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic provided you receive a grade of 70% or higher.

CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-59May 23, 2015
Sat - 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration Deadline: May 22, 2015
Register Online
$180.00Regina
Building on the knowledge you gained in FOODSAFE Level 1 (SANT 181), you will acquire the management skills needed to ensure food safety. You will receive a FOODSAFE certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic provided you receive a grade of 80% or higher.

DVD course takes approximately 4 weeks at which time a final exam is written.

Prerequisites: FOODSAFE Level 1


This course currently has no offerings.

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.

30 hours/18 weeks, $376 (print & online), $265 (Regina) Additional costs: Text
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-117September 2, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: August 26, 2015
$340.00Regina
CRN: 201502-143September 14, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Mon, Wed - 9:00-10:59 am
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 7, 2015
$340.00Regina
CRN: 201503-410January 13, 2016 - March 23, 2016
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 19, 2016
$340.00Regina
CRN: 201503-620January 5, 2016 - February 4, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 5, 2016
$320.00Prince Albert
CRN: 201502-194September 14, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-326September 14, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-195October 5, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-176January 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 22, 2016
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-230January 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 22, 2016
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-321January 25, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2016
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-177February 15, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2016
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-322March 21, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016
$330.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-702September 8, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2015
$391.00Online
CRN: 201503-721April 11, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2016
$391.00Online
You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.

CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-88September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-65January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-66March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online
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)


CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-91September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-69January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-70March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online
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.

CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-93September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-73January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-74March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online
Your studies will introduce you to basic word processing skills such as creating, editing and formatting documents, building tables, using templates and applying styles.

CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-59September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-52January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-53March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online

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