This course requires 2 options.
FOOD and NUTRITION 31F - Full Year
Teacher in Charge: Miss R. McConnel
By studying nutrition students will gain a solid base for 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 to participate in two external exams. One looking at 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 participate in 4 Achievement Standards and will achieve 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.
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.
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 that do not meet these requirements may be granted entry after discussion with the teacher in charge. A reduced assessment load can be negotiated.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.