Foods & Nutrition

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About Foods and Nutrition

Foods and Nutrition includes the study of human metabolism, foods and other forms of nutrient delivery that support human health, factors that can affect nutrient availability, food systems and human health behaviors. Critical inquiries are made into how food and nutrition are marketed and how nutrition recommendations are developed.

At PCC, Foods and Nutrition offerings include a 100-level course: Personal Nutrition which emphasizes basic nutrition principals and personal health behaviors; a 200-level course: Nutrition tailored to students pursuing careers in the life sciences and allied health; and the Dietary Manager and Certificate Program courses.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Less than One-Year Certificate: Dietary Manager

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

Dietary Manager Certificate Program

The Dietary Manager Certificate Program* prepares graduates for the national Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) Credentialing Exam, and for successful careers as dietary managers. Students complete the 17-credit hour certificate program in less than one year through a combination of traditional classroom learning and supervised field experience. PCC is proud to offer the only Dietary Manager Certificate Program in the Portland metropolitan area.

*Accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals (ANFP).

What is a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional?

Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPP) work in care facilities such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, schools, and correctional facilities. Dietary managers' roles include conducting routine nutritional screening, identifying nutrition-related concerns, implementing diet plans, maintaining a safe food service environment, training and evaluating food service staff, providing basic nutrition education, and working with allied health care professionals to ensure appropriate nutrition delivery.

What's Next?

  1. Apply for admission to PCC
  2. Meet with an academic advisor

Course of Study

Dietary Manager Certificate

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