1TEF
This course requires 2 options.

Level 1 Food and Nutrition

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Schwass

The main student focus is individual and family based.
The students will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Evaluating specific dietary needs of individuals.
  • Developing understanding on how packaging influences individual's food choices (External component)
  • Gaining an understanding of societal influences on individual's food choices and well-being

This course will also include 2 unit standards covering:

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Frying and Grilling

This still enables students to achieve a subject endorsement. 

Subject Overview

Term 1
AS 90959 - Demonstrate knowledge of practices and strategies to address food handling issues

Begin AS 90957 towards the end of the term

Credits 5

Term 2
AS 90957 - Demonstrate understanding of societal influences on an individual's food choices and well-being

Begin AS 90956 towards the end of the term

Credits 5

Term 3
AS 90956 - Demonstrate knowledge of an individual's nutritional needs

Begin External AS 90961 towards the end of the term, enabling plenty of time for practice

Credits 5

Term 4
AS90961 - Demonstrate understanding of how packaging information influences an individual's food choices and well-being (External)

Credit 4

Recommended Prior Learning

Completing the Food Technology course at Year 10 is recommended as it provides the students with the necessary base knowledge and terminology. This gives them a good head start. 

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $120.00 for take home food prepared in class

Stationary: Nil

Assessment Information

16 credits is internally assessed with a mixture of Unit and Achievement Standards. 4 credits are externally assessed in the form of an end of the year exam.

Pathway

Level 2 Food and Nutrition and Health courses work well together to develop a broad knowledge base for individuals, their families and communities within New Zealand to build good health and well being.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 15901 v6
NZQA Info
Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industry
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 15986 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of tikanga in relation to rongoa rakau
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90956 v3
NZQA Info
Home Economics 1.1 - Demonstrate knowledge of an individual's nutritional needs
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90957 v3
NZQA Info
Home Economics 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of societal influences on an individual's food choices and well-being
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90961 v3
NZQA Info
Home Economics 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how packaging information influences an individual's food choices and well-being
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0