Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Food and Nutrition

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Teague-Schellekens.

Recommended Prior Learning

Courses that would benefit your understanding in Level 2 Food and Nutrition are:

Level 1 - Food and Nutrition

Level 1 - Health

Level 1 - Science

Level 1 Physical Education

or a combination of the above subjects.

This course enables students to further develop the skill and knowledge gain at Level 1.
The main student focus is community based. 

To achieve this the students will:

  • Analyse beliefs, attitudes and practices related nutritional issues for families in New Zealand.
  • Evaluate health promoting strategies designed to address a nutritional need. 
  • Analysing food for people with specific food needs (Teenage athletes) and finally,
  • Evaluate sustainable food related practices.

Subject Overview

Term 1
AS 91302 - Evaluate a sustainable food related practice - 5 credit - internal

Term 2
AS 91299 - Analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs - 5 Credits - internal

Term 3
AS 91301 - Analyse beliefs, attitudes and practice related to a nutritional issue for families in New Zealand - 5 credits - internal

Term 4
AS 91304 - Evaluate Health promoting strategies designed to address a nutritional issue - 4 Credits - External

Learning Areas:

Food and Fabric, Hangarau - Technology


Level 3 Food and Nutrition

A subject selection of Level 2 Food and Nutrition and Health courses work well together to develop a broader knowledge base for individuals, their families and communities within the New Zealand society. This embeds an understanding of the importance Food and Nutrition has on our society's health and well being.

Career Pathways

Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Secondary School Teacher, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Psychotherapist, Dental Assistant, 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, Psychiatrist, Paramedic, Pathologist, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, 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 for take home food prepared in class

Stationary: A4 Refill, 2 x L Pockets