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IGNOU Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)

Published on Wednesday July 27, 2022 14:51 by Umesh Singla

The Certificate in Foods and Nutrition is basically a Post-Literacy level awareness programme meant for the people with basic reading and writing skills. The Programme aims to acquaint the learner with the role of food in ensuring healthy living for the individual, family and community.

It includes features like food selection and preparation, nutrition from infancy to old age, economics of food, kitchen gardening, food adulteration, consumer rights, safety and education, etc. The programme lays primary emphasis on Nutrition with relevance to the present-day scenario, cost-effectiveness, and environment-friendly approaches that reach almost the entire nation, thereby  making the learners responsible and aware citizens of tomorrow.

IGNOU CFN Overview

CFN or Certificate in Food and Nutrition is a certificate course conferred to the students. Like any other college course, CFN is also a six-month course.

With the academic session of July 2022, the IGNOU has adopted the Choice Based Credit System presented by the University Grants Commission. The Choice-based Credit System gives adaptability to the students to study the subjects/courses of their needs and interests.

Eligibility Criteria of Admission

MODE Open Distance Learning
SCHOOL School of Continuing Education
DURATION 0 Year, 6 Months
MEDIUM Assamese English Gujarati Hindi Kannada Malayalam Marathi Odia Punjabi Tamil
SPECIALIZATION Food and Nutrition
ELIGIBILITY No formal qualification, Minimum age of 18 years as of the last date for receipt of Admission form
FEE STRUCTURE Rs. 1,400/- for the full program

Following Are the IGNOU CFN Courses Offered for Students

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
CFN-1 You And Your Food       6
CFN-2 Your Food and its Utilization       6
CFN-3 Economics of Food       4

NOTE:- Student Handbook and Prospectus are also available on IGNOU’S website Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive, i.e. the university would be offering a different course, which has not mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the university for the latest information with regard to the course.