NCEA Level 3 Food and Nutrition
Number of Credits: 19
Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 1 and 2 food and nutrition are an advantage.
Course Outline: The focus of study at Level 3 is the health issues facing New Zealand society. Over consumption of energy dense foods, the influence multi-nationals eg: Coca Cola, have on our eating patterns; exploration of the beliefs, attitudes and values people hold towards food related issues, and developing understanding of the influence of media are topics included in this study.
Skills developed in the course:
- Critical thinking
- An appreciation of societal and global influences on the eating patterns of New Zealanders
- Strategies to enhance health for all members of society
- Confidence, skills and expression through working with food
- Resilience, health literacy and empathy
Food and nutrition is an aspect of the health, physical education with home economics curriculum. The achievement objectives and underlying concepts are shared.