NCEA Level 3 Food and Nutrition

13FDN
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 community 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) and aims to empower students with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to critically analyse the food and nutrition messages that abound, and make good decisions for themselves and others regarding food choice. 

Assessments are based on the Health Curriculum objectives.

Areas of study will include:

  • Analysing the impact current nutritional issues have on New Zealand society e.g. the over consumption of high energy-dense food, inadequate breakfast or fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Analysing the influences of food advertising on well-being and the influence of multinational food corporations on New Zealand's eating patterns
  • Analysing a food-related ethical dilemma in New Zealand e.g. multinational food company sponsorship of sports, fluoridation of water supplies, the introduction Sugar Sweetened Beverages tax
  • Planning, safe preparation and service of nutritious meals


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40.00 for pantry ingredients and provisions which the school supplies. Each student is also required to contribute the perishable ingredients for practical lessons. Stationary is an additional cost (although minimal).


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 and or 2 Food and Nutrition is an advantage.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91466 v2 Home Economics 3.1 - Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91468 v2 Home Economics 3.3 - Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91469 v2 Home Economics 3.4 - Investigate the influence of multinational food corporations on eating patterns in New Zealand
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91470 v2 Home Economics 3.5 - Evaluate conflicting nutritional information relevant to well-being in New Zealand society
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91471 v2 Home Economics 3.6 - Analyse the influences of food advertising on well-being
3
E
4
Y
4w *
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 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