“The goal of the Certificate Program in the Management of Child Nutrition Programs is to provide knowledge and skills in food service operations management and child nutrition for those currently employed or pursuing careers in school nutrition. School nutrition professionals are employees of state and local education agencies, who ensure that healthful meals and nutrition education are provided to children in their districts, communities, and states.” – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) about Online at Southern Miss’s certificate program.
The undergraduate Certificate Program in Management of Child Nutrition Program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the management of child nutrition! This certificate only requires the completion of 6, three-credit hour courses, and is normally completed in two years or less. The program is designed for the working professional, so learning and course load is on your time!
This convenient and affordable online program draws on real-world experiences and encourages professionals to engage in research meaningful to their organization. Faculty and industry experts facilitate a think-tank learning environment where creativity flourishes and students engage with the brightest minds in human capital development – offering the best to our students.
The program is geared to meet the educational needs of two types of students:
- The child nutrition professional seeking additional training in food service operations and financial management in child nutrition.
- The individual with little or no experience in child nutrition programs who seeks training in food production management, child nutrition program management, and child nutrition.
The main objectives of the program are to provide students with:
- An understanding of child nutrition program management, including food production, financial management, child nutrition and school wellness.
- Skills needed to manage school nutrition programs in the 21st century.
At Online at Southern Miss, we understand that this is your life, plus college. Let us bring your education to you.
Want to learn more about the undergraduate certificate? Click here!
Interested in a graduate degree? We offer a Nutrition and Food Systems online degree – MS (Management of Child Nutrition Programs). Alternately, we also offerManagement of Child Nutrition Programs Graduate Certificate online.
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