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Healthy Meal Planning

Occupational Skills Award (OSA)

Open Enrollment

You do not have to fill out a program application for this program.


You will gain the knowledge and training you need in meal planning to meet the nutritional requirements of the general population.  

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

What You Will Learn

  • Nutrient digestion and absorption
  • Food sources of nutrients
  • Nutrition requirements
  • Components of healthy meals
  • Healthy vs. undesirable food choices
  • Functions of ingredients in cooking
  • Use of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Recipes and menu modifications

Transfer to a Registered Dietitian Program

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


Program Component Estimated Cost
Tuition $ 495
Books 500
Uniforms and Shoes 150
Total $1,145



Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietetics Program Coordinator & Dietetic Technician Program Director

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

Lynda Arnold, M.S., Academic Advisor


Updated February 19, 2019