Level 1 Food and Nutrition

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Schwass

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. 

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

Learning Areas:

Food and Fabric, Hangarau - Technology


Level 2 Food and Nutrition

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

Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Secondary School Teacher, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Psychotherapist, Chef, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Oral Health Therapist, Acupuncturist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Medical Physicist, Cafe Worker, Beauty Therapist, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Biomedical Engineer, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath

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.