Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 Food and Nutrition

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Schwass.

Recommended Prior Learning

Completing the Food and Nutrition course at Year 10 is recommended as it provides the students with the necessary basic knowledge and terminology related to food, diet, and nutrition. However, Year 10 Health is also prerequisite for this course as it begins the development of a holistic understanding of health-related concepts. This gives students a good head start.

This course combines health and wellbeing with NUTRITION and practical hands on cooking that reflects learning.

We begin with a Unit Standard on fruit and vegetables and flow onto teenage nutritional needs that leads to long term well-being for life. This involves a further three Achievement standards for those who value endorsements.

This is a fantastic course for our ACTIVE TEENAGERS.

NB: Level 1 Food and Nutrition and Level 1 Health cover the same Achievement Standards. If you want to do both courses then you must consider that you will only be able to gain a maximum of 20 credits across the two courses (Achievement Standard Credits). No matter what course you choose, you will have entry into both Level 2 Food and Nutrition and Health.

Learning Areas:

Food and Fabric, Hangarau - Technology

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.


Level 2 Food and Nutrition, Level 2 Health

Food and Nutrition courses, when combined with Health courses, creates a strong foundation of knowledge that benefits individuals, families, and communities in New Zealand by promoting 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/Exercise Professional, 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