NCEA Level 2 Food and Nutrition

12FDN
Course Description

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


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Food and Nutrition

Students studying Food and Nutrition may be interested in health-related careers

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91299 v2 Home Economics 2.1 - Analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91301 v2 Home Economics 2.3 - Analyse beliefs, attitudes and practices related to a nutritional issue for families in New Zealand
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91302 v2 Home Economics 2.4 - Evaluate sustainable food related practices
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91304 v2 Home Economics 2.6 - Evaluate health promoting strategies designed to address a nutritional need
2
E
4
Y
4w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

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