Solway College Solway College

Level 3 Food & Nutrition

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27741044

Recommended Prior Learning

A sound understanding of wellbeing via Home Economics,PE or Health.Needs to be able to write a critical essay.

Year 13 Home Economics looks at food-related issues in New Zealand and the global community. Students look at a food related issue that is causing concern in NZ society; they will then look at implementing an action plan to overcome the issue; they consider advertising and how it influences food choices and multinational food corporations impact eating habits in New Zealand.

You will be cooking once a week. The food you prepare, cook and serve will align with the standard you are working on to help strengthen links practically to the theory. Also, you will be gaining practical, transferable life skills by learning how to prepare food from scratch in a safe manner.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will consider portion sizes and the implications on the health of individuals in New Zealand.

Term 2
Students will work on an action plan linked to portion sizes and the impact it has on the well-being of individual in New Zealand.

Term 3
Students will look at the role of a large multinational corporation and how it has influenced the food choices in New Zealand. Initial work on how advertising impact on food choices will also be covered.

Term 4
Preparation for the external exam.

Learning Areas:

Food & Nutrition

Career Pathways

Cook, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Retail Manager, Beekeeper, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Meat/Seafood Process Worker, Microbiologist, Baker, Cafe Worker, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Brewer, Butcher, Dairy Processing Operator, Buyer, Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand