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 whānau and friends is a necessary life skill. Information about nutrition and healthy eating can be conflicting and confusing in our society today. This course is based on the major focus of Food and Nutrition (Home Economics) within Health Studies and aims to empower students with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make good decisions for themselves regarding food choice and the impacts on Hauroa.
Assessments are based on the Health Curriculum objectives and assessed by Health Studies standards.
There is a significant (non-assessed) practical component in this course also.
Topics within the course include:
• The relationships between food, nutrition and an individuals health and Hauora
• The factors and societal influences on people’s choice and use of food
• Safe food handling practices and strategies
• The planning, preparation, cooking and serving of healthy meals for teenagers and their whānau
• Wise, informed consumer choices and decision-making relating to food - focusing on interpreting food labeling information
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS SELECTING THIS OPTION ARE UNABLE TO SELECT 11 HEALTH STUDIES ALSO
See also: Hospitality: Food Technology for another food based course option
Two internal assessment tasks and one external
Students studying Food and Nutrition may be interested in food and/or health-related careersCareer Pathways
$45.00 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.