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Healthy Meal Planning

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Food & nutrition coaches work with individuals to develop healthy eating lifestyles.

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Learn About Our Program & Career Paths in Dietetics

Questions?

Email Christina Liew-Newville at christina.liew-newville@tccd.edu

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Our Program

Why choose Healthy Meal Planning?

  • Learn basics of nutrition & digestion
  • Learn about healthy vs. undesirable food choices for yourself or for your work
  • Enter the food & nutrition field right away—with the option of applying your certificate toward our Dietetic Technician A.A.S. & advancing in your career

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Promote nutrition & healthy eating lifestyles
  • Modify recipes & menus for healthy eating
  • Use commercial kitchen equipment to prepare food

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Open enrollment

You do not have to fill out a program application for this Occupational Skills Award (OSA) program

Options

You can complete this OSA:

  • By itself and without completing a degree
  • As part of your A.A.S. degree in Dietetic Technician
  • As an elective for your Associate of Arts degree

Transfer to a registered dietitian program

We recommend you complete certificates in both Healthy Meal Planning and Nutrition Specialist I if you are completing the A.A. degree and plan to transfer to a Registered Dietitian program.

Stackable certificates

Courses within the Healthy Meal Planning Occupational Skills Award (OSA) are also part of the requirements of the following programs. You can easily complete additional courses to earn the following certificates and degree.

Want more details?

Have accessibility questions about this handbook? Call the Dietetics Department at 817-515-3051.

Need help paying for this program?

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Occupational Skills Award (OSA)

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
OSA Healthy Meal Planning 9 $576

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

For example, you will be ready to work toward:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition or Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, Health Education, or Wellness
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, Ed.D., R.D., L.D.
Dietetics Program Coordinator
Dietetic Technician Program Director

Email christina.liew-newville@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Dietary Manager Program Coordinator

Email dawn.blevins@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Lynda Arnold, M.S.
Academic Advisor

Email se.technicalprograms@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Dietetics Program

Call 817-515-3051

Updated October 15, 2021