FOOD and NUTRITION 31F - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. McConnel

Recommended Prior Learning

Evidence of literacy achievement at Level 2 is desirable, along with prior knowledge of Food and Nutrition at either Level 1 or 2. However, students who do not meet these requirements may be granted entry after discussion with the teacher in charge. A reduced assessment load can be negotiated.

By studying nutrition students will gain a solid base of critical thinking and communication skills that can be transferred to numerous areas of study.

Students will use a comprehensive understanding of appropriate nutrition to investigate a nutritional issue and a food related ethical dilemma affecting the well-being of New Zealanders. Students will then use their understanding of nutrition and critical thinking in relation to well-being and societal justice in two external exams, one examining the influences of media messages on food choices and the other evaluating conflicting nutritional information.

Students can expect to participate in practical food experiences once a fortnight.

Food and Nutrition (Home Economics) is an approved subject for University Entrance. Students will undertake 4 Achievement Standards and will attempt a minimum of 19 credits. The standards the students enter will be negotiated with the teacher.

Access to a device is an advantage when completing the theory component of this course.

Future Possibilities
Nutrition provides a diverse range of career specialisations including Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Nutrition, Food Science and Health care services. Numerous tertiary providers, including universities, offer courses which follow on from the broad knowledge gained from this course.

Learning Areas:

Food and Textiles