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Food and Nutrition Management - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
70 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Food and Nutrition Management - Diploma

Food and nutrition is a rapidly growing global industry. If you want to be a part of it, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food and Nutrition Management program will fit you to a tee.

The program develops skills in all three areas—food, nutrition and management. This opens doors to careers in food and nutrition in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, post-secondary institutions, remote mine sites and more.

Food and Nutrition Management is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus . Build practical, hands-on knowledge and skills in food, nutrition and management, including:

  • basic cooking and food preparation
  • food service and customer relations skills
  • coordination of catering and cafeteria promotions
  • management and marketing skills
  • menu planning
  • nutrition and special diets
  • participating on health care teams

Admission requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Accounting
  • Career Development
  • Written and Oral Communications
  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Principles of Food Preparation
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Fundamentals of Service
  • Safe Food Management

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Assertiveness Training
  • Diversity3
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
  • Financial Management
  • Catering
  • Contemporary Trends in Food Service
  • Introduction to Management
  • Menu Development
  • Quantity Food Management

Year 1 - Semester 3

  • Diet Therapy 1
  • Introduction to Computrition Software

Year 2- Semester 4

  • Food and Beverage Cost Controls
  • Health Care Operations
  • Leadership in the Food Services and Hospitality Industry
  • Organizational Behaviour for the Hospitality Industry
  • Purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Diet Therapy 2

Year 2 - Semester 5

  • Human Resource Management
  • Nutrition Care Planning Through the Life Cycle
  • Food Service Planning and Layout
  • Food Service Operations Planning
  • Practicum1

Year 2 - Semester 6

  • Food Service Operations Management

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

  • Start Date(s): September
  • Length: 70 weeks:
  • Year 1 - 35 weeks;
  • Year 2 - 35 weeks


The Tuition fees for 2022/23 Academic Year:

  • Year 1 - $8,540
  • Year 2 - $6,320

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees.


Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnicoffers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at everycampus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

Career paths

When you graduate, you’ll be able to work as a food service supervisor, catering manager, nutrition manager, diet technician, quality control manager or marketing/sales consultant for a food manufacturer. Look for jobs in the food service departments of hospitals and long-term care homes, private care homes, in hotels, restaurants and catering companies, in primary and secondary schools, colleges, correctional facilities and retirement communities.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Contact info

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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