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NCEA Level 3 Food and Nutrition
Level 3
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.

Assessment

AS 91466
Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
5 Credits
Reading
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 9/10
AS 91468
Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society
5 Credits
Reading
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9/10
AS 91469
Investigate the influence of multinational food corporations on eating patterns in New Zealand
5 Credits
Reading
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8/9
AS 91471
Analyse the influences of food advertising on well-being
4 Credits
Writing
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 3 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition