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NCEA Level 1 Food and Nutrition
Level 1
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.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition.


AS 90959
Demonstrate knowledge of practices and strategies to address food handling issues
5 Credits
Closed book test/Practical assessment
Assessment Period - Term 1, Weeks 8/9
AS 90956
Demonstrate knowledge of an individual
5 Credits
Written assessment/Practical assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8/9
AS 90958
Demonstrate understanding of how cultural practices influence eating patterns in New Zealand
5 Credits
Individual assignment/Practical assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 90961
Demonstrate understanding of how packaging information influences an individual
4 Credits
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 1 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition