NCEA Level 2 Food and Nutrition
Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Jarrett
Why study Food and Nutrition?
Nutrition is fundamental to developing a sense of well-being. The ability to effectively look after ourselves and our families/whānau and communities is a necessary life skill. Information about nutrition and healthy eating can be conflicting and confusing in our society today, and challenging for many. This course is based on the major focus of Food and Nutrition (Home Economics) and aims to empower students with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make good decisions for themselves regarding food choice and to understand the influences and determinants on their food choices from a community perspective.
Areas of study will include:
- Nutrient requirements for individuals with a variety of specific needs e.g. teenage athletes, vegetarians. food allergies
- Sustainable food practices e.g. local foods/farmers markets, community gardens, preservation
- The issue of food security in New Zealand (people going hungry in our community)
- The planning, safe preparation and service of low cost and nutritious family meals
- Health promotion material and how this influences our food choices
NB See also: Hospitality: Food Technology and Hospitality: Food and Beverage for other foods based course options
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$40.00 for dry ingredients and other provisions which the school supplies Each student is also required to contribute the perishable ingredients to the weekly practical lesson. Stationery is an additional cost.
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 1 Food and Nutrition is an advantage.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Technology, Food Science, New product design, Food Engineering, Public health, Quality Assurance, Food Critic, Food Stylist, Cake Decorator, Product Promotion, Hospitality, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bar Tender, Front of House, Caterer, Housekeeper, Cafe Manager, Hotel/ Motel Receptionist, Food marketing, Barista., Catering, Food, Cafe, Barista, Dietician, Carer, Life Skills, Bartender, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist,