Human Services

Food and Nutrition

Food powers our bodies and brings us together. A wide variety of careers are centered around this truth from registered dietitians to community health workers to food scientists to institutional food service directors. Explore principles of nutrition, safe food preparation, and food security. Through hands-on experiences in a foods lab you will apply what you learn about food and nutrition.

Begin Your Journey

Principles of Family and Human Services

Survey life literacy skills and individual, family, and community systems in the context of the human services field. Develop real-world knowledge and skills in human development, professionalism, analyzing community issues, and life management.

Food and Nutrition I

Dive into the nutritional needs of individuals by focusing on fundamentals of home cooking skills, kitchen and meal management, food groups and their preparation, and time and resource management

Food and Nutrition II

Discover the intersection of nutrition science and food preparation, while building skills for an expanding range of career opportunities. While focusing on health and social responsibility, you will learn how to manage food safety; plan and prepare meals for a variety of consumers and clients; and explore the food system and global cuisines.

Get Certified

ANSI-Accredited Food Handler Certificate

Addresses the basics of food safety for cooks, servers, cashiers, and other workers who handle food in an operation.

ANSI-Accredited Food Protection Manager Certification

This certification will prepare you to implement science based food safety and meet the regulatory requirements for restaurants and foodservice operation.

Pre-PAC Nutrition, Food, and Wellness

This certification validates preparedness in nutrition and dietetics, nutrition education, food handling and safety, food service, and health and wellness.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Fundamentals of Health Science

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Articulated Credits

  • CUL-112 Nutrition for Food Service
  • CUL-112A Nutrition for Food Service Lab
  • CUL-110 Sanitation and Safety
  • CUL-110A Sanitation and Safety Lab

Human Services

Careers focused on supporting families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care and consumer services.