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Nutrition and Food

Students in the Nutrition and Foods program will receive the best nutritional education from our professors, who are experts within the field of dietetics. The coursework will prepare them for entry level work in a variety of nutrition careers or to continue their nutrition education at the university level in pursuit of advanced post-graduate degrees and national certification as a Registered Dietitian. Students in the Dietary Services Supervisor (DSS) certificate program will complete field experience hours working side by side with Dietary Service Supervisors and Registered Dietitians at some of the finest acute care and long-term care facilities in the Inland Empire. Many students that complete our program will be offered jobs upon their completion of the program! Most of our nutrition courses utilize online diet analysis programs that will help students identify and analyze their nutritional intake and help them set goals for making healthy changes to their lifestyles. These programs are similar to what they would see in health care facilities, wellness centers, and community dietetic services. Students in any of the three programs offered will have the opportunity to improve their culinary skills while learning how to prepare healthy and safe meals in classes such as Healthy Cooking (NF 27) or Principles of Food Preparation (CUL 17) and can even earn a ServSafe Certificate in the Sanitation, Safety, and Equipment Management (CUL 15) class. These skills will provide them with a competitive edge in any entry-level dietetics or foodservice job. Come explore what an education and career in dietetics can offer you!

The Dietetic Service Supervisor (DSS) Certificate program is accredited through the California Department of Public Health and requires re-accreditation every 5 years. The DSS certificate is currently accredited through September 2021.

Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Nutrition and Dietetics, AS-T Program Map

Nutrition and Foods Certificate Program Map

Dietary Services Supervisor Certificate Program Map

 

The field of nutrition is always growing and qualified applicants are in demand. Job projections through 2026 show an increase of 19.8%. The pay varies from position and county but median salary is $14.31-$28.00/hour for applicants with their either a Nutrition & Foods certificate or those that are certified Dietary Services Supervisors. When students continue with their education and earn their Bachelor’s Degree and become a Registered Dietitian the entry level median salary range is projected at $34.23-$36.06/hour.

There are many areas of specialties within the nutrition industry. Students can make an appointment with the Faculty Advisor for Nutrition and Foods to discuss and explore the options that best fit their interests.

Contact

Candice Tinsley
Associate Professor
(909) 652-8019
candice.tinsley@chaffey.edu