This program provides career readiness skills in the field of nutrition science and meal planning. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of nutrition principles, scientific concepts, food safety, and bodily processes. Students will learn basic nutrition principles and explore how to apply these in a variety pf dishes in order to retain maximum nutrient retention. Topics covered in the program will include national nutrition standards, cultural dietary habits, personal wellness, recipe development, seasonality, health coaching techniques, menu planning costing, and menu production in a laboratory setting. Students will gain an understanding of soft skills such as interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, time management, organizational skills while working in a culturally rich setting. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for gainful employment as a personal or private chef that specializes in dietary food plans or starting their own cottage industry business.
Requires completion of two courses:
- Nutrition Essentials
- Meal Planning Essentials