Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
Welcome to the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences (FHNS) where you can pursue your interests in the science of food and the relationship between food, nutrition and health. Through our programs, you will become highly trained to address opportunities and challenges in our food systems that can impact the long-term quality of life locally and globally.
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Our undergraduate options include four-year degree programs as well as minor programs. Students enjoy small classes which will provide you with the opportunity of interacting with faculty as well as the highly diverse student body. Our faculty and staff are highly committed to help shape the future leaders of the food and nutrition industries and strive to give you the support and tools to prepare you for your future career.
Minor in Food Science
Students may obtain a minor in Food Science (18 credit hours) by completing:
- FOOD 1000 Food Safety Today and Tomorrow
- FOOD 2500 Food Chemistry
Plus an additional 12 credit hours in FOOD courses excluding FOOD 4230 Food Research and FOOD 4100 - Current Issues in Food and Human Nutrition.
Minor in Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Students may obtain a minor in Human Nutrition and Metabolism (18 credit hours) by completing the following courses:
- HNSC 1200: Foods Facts and Fallacies
- HNSC 1210: Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyles
- HNSC 2140: Basic Principles of Human Nutrition
- HNSC 3300: Vitamins and Minerals in Human Health
- HNSC 3310: Macronutrients and Human Health
- HNSC 4120: Senior Thesis or
- HNSC 4540: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Prerequisites for required courses may result in more than 18 credit hours.
Our graduate degree programs provide students the opportunity to study and conduct research at the forefront of emerging technologies within food processing and human nutrition.
The University of Manitoba is the only university in the province to offer graduate programs leading to the MSc and PhD degrees in the areas of food science and human nutritional sciences. Graduate students in the department work alongside world renowned researchers in cutting edge facilities applying innovative technologies.
Research and facilities
Core research and teaching strengths of the department are in food processing and preservation; food safety and quality assurance; metabolic and molecular nutrition; applied human nutrition; and food chemistry and bioresources.
Our research strengths uniquely position the department to build on, and further establish linkages with other disciplines and academic units seeking to understand relationships between food consumption and the health of individuals and communities.
The department has several unique facilities which enable teaching and research in our core research and teaching strengths.
Our students and staff take their expertise beyond the classroom and the lab, engaging with the larger UM community and the general public to share food and nutrition knowledge.
CanU is an after-school mentoring program that introduces under resourced Winnipeg youth at more than 15 area schools to the dream of a post-secondary education. They provide multi-week programming where local children and university student-mentors build positive relationships and participate in a variety of educational experiences hosted by partnering faculties at the University of Manitoba.
Nutrition Education and Community Outreach (NECO) is a student group at the University of Manitoba working collectively towards promoting nutrition related topics on campus and in the community by supporting Food and Human Nutritional Science students with relevant information, resources, and networking opportunities. NECO maintains the Nutrition Education Library, a free education resources lending library for FHNS students, faculty, and staff members.
The Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange (MAKE) is where we share Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences research that is shaping agriculture and food production in Manitoba and around the world.
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Food and Human Nutritional Sciences Department general office
Room 209 Human Ecology Building
35 Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2