Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Jarrett.Recommended Prior Learning
Level 1 Food and Nutrition and/or Health is an advantage.
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 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:
NB See also: Hospitality: Food Technology and Hospitality: Food and Beverage for other foods based course options
All Internal Assessment tasks are written reports.
Students studying Food and Nutrition may be interested in food and/or health-related careersCareer Pathways
Cook, Cafe Worker, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Chef, Dietitian, General Practitioner, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Food and Beverage Factory Worker, Food Technologist, Health and Safety Inspector, Health PromoterContributions and Equipment/Stationery
$42.00 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.