Food & Nutrition Management

City: Mississauga
Two-Year with Placement Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Embark on a career in food and nutrition management to fuse your passion for healthy living with the power to shape dietary choices, impacting lives through informed, nourishing, and delicious culinary experiences.

Prepare for a dynamic, in-demand career in food services management in the Lambton College Food & Nutrition Management, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program.

Students in this program develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead food service departments while upholding professional Canadian standards, implementing quality management protocols, promoting nutritional and healthy living principles, and executing effective marketing and promotional strategies.

Throughout the program, students engage in advanced functions that enhance organizational efficiency. This includes shaping food and nutrition human resource plans, conducting financial management, and collaborating on the development of sustainable organizational business plans and client care plans.

Robust curriculum also includes clinical nutrition, food and menu modification, food service management, organizational leadership, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within this Canadian workplace.

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This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students who are registered at are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College. Students may be scheduled to have classes on Saturdays.

Admission Requirements

  • A degree in culinary management, hospitality management, human nutrition and dietetics, or related field.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College's sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.5

- or -

  • TOEFL iBT 79

- or -

  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.


  • Term 1 $9,340.00
  • Term 2 $8,640.00
  • Term 3 $9,340.00
  • Term 4 $3,380.00
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Additional Fees

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by - a third party insurance provider.

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Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.


Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

Menu Planning & Modification

Nutrition I - Nutrition through the Lifecycle

Canadian Food Services Management I - The System

This course provides students with comprehensive insights into the art of operating an efficient Canadian food service department. Students will review elements of the food service system including inputs, outputs, transformation, control and memory and will delve into how the elements of the system work together to produce quality food and service. Students will gain a profound understanding of data management, including how to collect and analyze relevant aspects. Throughout the course, students will engage in a range of pertinent topics, enabling them to develop a holistic understanding of their professional responsibilities.

Canadian Food Services Legislation, Standards & Compliance

In this course, students embark on a comprehensive journey to understand compliance with the federal, provincial and municipal legislation that governs Canadian food service operations. Students review standards for daily operations and will be exposed to policies and procedures pertaining to their work in addition to understanding how standards and policies are developed. Students will review auditing processes and quality control practices and will complete this course with the tools to research, implement and manage standards and regulations relevant to food service operations.

Introduction to Canadian Culture

By 2032, new immigrants will account for up to 80% of Canada's population growth, and one in four Canadians will have been born in another country (Business Development Centre, 2022). Developing personal and professional competencies is important for long-term success as citizens and employees in Canadian workplace environments. Students in this course engage in a series of activities that deepen their knowledge of Canadian culture. Topics such as geography, history and Indigenous perspectives are studied. Furthermore, students develop their soft skills by focusing on effective leadership skills, team interaction, management techniques and interpersonal skill development. Students also explore the meaning of a diverse work place environment, build a strategy for personal growth, and develop their written and oral communication skills.

Industry Certifications (WHMIS, Food Handlers, First Aid)

In this course, students will work through modules to complete industry specific training requirements. This training will build a foundation for students to prepare to work in the industry an supervise a food service operation effectively. Students will have an opportunity to earn the following training certificates: safe food handling, Smart Serve Ontario's safe beverage service, WHMIS, AODA customer service training, and OHSA worker and supervisor certifications.

Nutrition II - Physiology & Therapeutic Nutrition

Nutrition II - Nutrition & Health Promotion

Therapeutic Modification Lab I

Canadian Food Services Management II - Risk Management

Food Preparation & Culinary Skills

This course is designed to expose students to fundamental culinary and cooking skills while introducing them to food service terminology. Students will learn about basic food preparation and presentation. Students will gain knowledge surrounding meal preparation on a large scale, simulating institutional food services. They will get hands-on experience with kitchen equipment and its appropriate use, as well as kitchen layout and organization.

Human Resources Management

Effective Human Resources Management (HRM) is critical to the success of organizations today. This course will provide an overview of the key concepts of HR management and will include some history and theory of the HR function and important terminology. It will introduce students to the core competencies of effective HR practitioners and allow for self-assessment against these competencies. We will be discussing core HR practice areas such as Strategic Planning, HR Planning, HR Administration, Talent Management, Training Learning and Development, Performance Assessment, Total Rewards (including Compensation and Benefits) Employee and Labour Relations and Health and Safety in the workplace. In addition, the course looks at the legal environment for effective HR management, and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management.

Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.


Nutrition Counselling for Wellness

Canadian Food Services Management III - Project Management

Therapeutic Modification Lab II

Fiscal Management & Compliance in Food Services

Canadian Food Service Management IV - Quality Management

Multicultural Foods Lab

WIL Project (7 weeks)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

Field Placement (7 weeks)


Centre for Global Engagement


1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are equipped to manage various facets of nutritional care, food preparation, and food service operations. They are prepared for diverse work environments and career opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, retirement homes, long-term care facilities, fitness and wellness establishments, educational institutions, camps, daycare facilities, and various community or commercial settings.

Looking for Support After Graduation?

The International Graduate Services & Support Centre (GSSC) is a place dedicated to assisting International alumni as they seek employment and settle into Canadian life following graduation.


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Vaccinations & Police Record Checks

Students considering this program should be aware that there may be field and clinical placement requirements. Many placements require students have proof of certain vaccinations and police record checks.

Once you’ve applied, you can log in to and view the program-specific Field & Clinical Placement Requirements. If you need information about these requirement before applying, please contact

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Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Technology Requirements

It is required that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i5 8th Gen Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM (with a minimum of 8 GB)
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 11)


To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.