Fundamentals of Food Safety ONLINE

Everything you need to know to become a safe food handler and get certified!

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If so, it's important to protect yourself and others from getting sick by learning safe food handling practices!


  • In accordance with the City of Winnipeg Food Service Bylaw: No person shall operate a food service establishment unless the person in charge has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training program.
  • Food Service Establishments with less than 5 Food Handlers must have a person on staff who has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training program.
  • Food Service Establishments with more than 5 Food Handlers working at any one time must have a person who has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training Program ON DUTY at all times.


The Registered Dietitians at A Little Nutrition have designed an ONLINE training course for you to learn the basics of food safety, and to be a certified food handler.

"Dietitians are experts in food microbiology, food-borne illness, and safe food handling practices"

Gain instant access & learn about


Reduce the risk of a foodborne outbreak

Be a knowledgeable food handler & provide safer food

Protect & prevent the spread of foodborne illness


Sept 28th @ 1 p.m.

Oct 5th @ 9:00 a.m.

Nov 16th @ 9:00 a.m.

Dec 9th @ 7 p.m.

Please email [email protected] to book your exam. We will arrange a private exam seating for you.

Exams are held at our Downtown office located inside Birch Wellness Center 34 Carlton Street

Reserve your exam seating by emailing: [email protected]


  • Restaurant owners, managers/supervisors, front line staff, line & prep. cooks, staff who are responsible for receiving and storing food.
  • Church or community center kitchen volunteers
  • Daycare facility or home daycare workers
  • University students enrolled in a nutrition degree
  • Health care aides, home care workers, and care providers in long-term care homes.
  • Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of food safety


  • Time efficient ***NO NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK***
  • Does not require extra textbooks or manuals
  • Has the ability to "learn at your own pace" anywhere or anytime!

This course is easy to access, and convenient to use. Every chapter and unit has a slide show with videos, as well as written material to read along to.

Test and apply your knowledge, or prepare for the written exam with our practical quizzes and pretest that have been designed to ensure you will be a confident food handler!

"We want to help you reduce the risk of food poisoning at your establishment, which might be a restaurant, a food truck, bakery, grocery store, church, or daycare. This course covers the key areas in food safety to ensure that you won't be putting your customers at risk. "

Want to get your Manitoba Health Food Handler Certificate?

To receive your certification you must write an in-person written exam, and pass. You will then be awarded a Manitoba Health Food Handler Certificate. Passing grade is 70%, and you will have to allow 2-months for delivery of your certificate in the mail. Your certificate will be good for 5-years, and is approved by the Province of Manitoba Health Protection Unit. You can write the exam with us, or you can do the written exam with any local provider like Manitoba Health. A list of exam providers is also available in the course material.


Course Curriculum

  Introduction: Getting Started
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  Chapter 7: HACCAP & The Food Safety Regulations
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  Practice for the exam - Take the Pre-test
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  Monthly Exam Schedule & Book your Written Exam
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Your Instructor

Susan Watson
Susan Watson
Susan Watson, RD: As a foodie and registered dietitian, Susan loves to be in the kitchen creating recipes and teaching others how to make delicious healthy food. She understands the importance of food safety as a mother and a professional. Susan is the owner of A Little Nutrition, and has formatted this course for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now or whenever you choose to enroll! You get instant access to the course after your payment has been processed. You can finish the course when you want to at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have 6 months access to this course - across any and all devices you own.
How do get my Certified Food Handler Certificate?
After you finish reading & listening to the course material, and do the practice exams, you'll be ready to challenge the Certified Food Handlers exam with the listed exam providers at your convenience. The fees for the written exam and to receive your Food Handlers Certificate are between $36-$50. See the list of challenge exam providers. You can also write the exam with us, and we will provide you monthly exam dates.
What are the next exam seating dates in Winnipeg?
We have a full list of partners who offer the challenge exam and you will get access to that list after you have registered. A Little Nutrition will be hosting our next exam seating on Sept 9th @ 8:30 a.m., Sept 27th @ 7 p.m., Oct 21st @ 8:30 a.m., Nov 1st @ 7 p.m., Nov. 25th 8:30 a.m., Dec. 13th @ 7:30 p.m. Exams are held at Birch Wellness Center, 34 Carlton Street, Winnipeg Manitoba. Email [email protected] or call 1-204-792-1893 to book your exam seating.
Do you offer private group or On-Site Exam Facilitation?

Yes! Private group or on-site exams can be schedule to be written at the food service establishment or facility.

What are your policies on refunds or no-shows?

No-Shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. Refunds: We do not issue refunds for our e-courses once the order is confirmed and access has been given to the course. We do issue refunds for e-courses only under the following conditions: Major defects. All our products are tested properly, but unexpected errors may occur. We recommend contacting us for assistance if you experience any issues receiving or gaining access to the course.

What do I do if I have questions about the course material

We are always there to help. Please contact Susan or Breanne and email her your questions.

What if I am having problems accessing the course material

As mentioned, we are always there to help. Technical Support: If you are having issues with logging on or the accessing the course: contact: Susan Watson


Any further questions before signing up? Email us