NCEA Level 1 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition
Number of Credits: 19
Entry Recommendations: Open entry although a background in Food Technology and/or Health is recommended.
Course Outline: The focus of study at Level 1 is adolescent health. Food Safety, Nutrition, Eating Patterns, Health Promotion, Cultural Foods and Influence of the Media are topics included in this study.
Skills developed in the course:
- Confidence and skills when selecting and preparing food
- Understanding of principles and practices related to food safety
- Appreciation of the factors at individual, interpersonal and societal levels that influence food choice and how this impacts on well-being
- Understanding of the relationship between nutrition and well-being
Food and Nutrition is an aspect of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The achievement objectives and underlying concepts are shared.
Course costs: Approximately $25 per term to cover resources used in practical food classes, depending on individual topics chosen.
This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition.