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Food and Nutrition Management


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The undergraduate food and nutrition management program provides and promotes a high-quality education for the preparation of competent future food and nutrition service management professionals.

The program provides learners with evidence-based comprehensive knowledge and applications of food science, food sustainability, facility operations, and business management to promote the health and well-being of people served in hospitals, restaurants and the food industry. The program is unique in its emphasis on the science of food as basis for manipulation and healthier eating, as well as the inclusion of sustainability.

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Students in the Food and Nutrition Management program have the opportunities to:

Demonstrate knowledge and application of nutrition science and apply sanitation and safety regulations.
Apply principles of food services, food science and techniques of food preparation and modification.
Demonstrate knowledge and strategic application of principles of management theories and systems.
Describe a sustainable food system and the interrelationships with public health, nutrition, the environment, equity, and society.
Demonstrate professional communication and education skills while developing critical thinking skills.
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What our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Food and Nutrition Management Alumni

Food and nutrition managers work in a variety of settings, including restaurants, hotels, school cafeterias, bakeries, hospitals, long-term care facilities, companies or corporations, factories, the military, spas, cruise ships, and adventure and entertainment companies.

Excellent Academic Preparation

Benedictine’s new food and nutrition management major was created by food management practitioners and educators. It will provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to become food and nutrition managers and prepare them for related certifications, if they choose to pursue them.

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Hands on Learning

We strongly believe in real-life application of topics. Nutrition and management courses use multiple methods of interaction and assessment, including authentic case studies, presentations, lesson plans, group activities and discussions. Food and nutrition management majors gain on-the-job experience, confidence and a professional network through the field experience.

Strong Job Outlook

Job growth for food service managers from 2018 to 2028 is estimated to be 11% — much faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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