Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 Food and Nutrition

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Teague-Schellekens.

Recommended Prior Learning

Have studied Food and Nutrition and/or Health at level 1 or higher during their time at Riccarton High School or other learning institution.

This course enables students to further develop understanding and knowledge about food related issues gained at Level 2.
The main students focus is societal based. The students will:
· Identify a nutritional issue that families in New Zealand face.
· Identify the influences Multinational food companies have on our eating patterns in New Zealand
· Analyse an ethical dilemma faced by the New Zealand society today and,
· Analyse the influence Food Advertising has on the well being of our society.

This course is UE approved. It offers 4 credit for both Reading and Writing, which is gained through the External Achievement Standard. 

Subject Overview

Term 1
As 91466 - 5 credits (Internal)
Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the wellbeing of New Zealand society

Term 2
AS 91469 - 5 Credits (Internal)
Investigate the influence of Multinational corporations on eating pattern in New Zealand

Term 3
AS 91468 - 5 Credits (internal)
Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society

Term 4
As 91471 - 4 credits (external)
Analyse the influences of food advertising on well being

Learning Areas:

Food and Fabric, Hangarau - Technology

Career Pathways

Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Secondary School Teacher, Sterilising Technician, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Window Cleaner, 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, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Human Resources Adviser, Statistician, 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: A4 Refill, 2x L pockets