Level 3 Food and Nutrition

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Rigutto

This course has been developed from the Health and Physical Education curriculum area. This is a University Entrance approved subject

You will investigate and evaluate wider community issues relating to food, nutrition and global forces affecting health promotion, food supply and availability. You will learn to develop strategies and take action to help address issues, applying your knowledge and skills in a practical context. 

The learning experienced in this area benefits not only studies pertaining to food but other career pathways as well. A quote taken from an email received in November, 2017 from a past student of 2015 is evidence of this.

“ As I have just completed my second year of a business degree with majors in marketing and management I wanted to express just how much your course taught me. I went into this degree thinking it was completely different from anything I had ever studied at college but I realise now just how much your teaching, for example stakeholders and the concept of overall wellbeing, has been majorly relevant in analysing businesses, people and how these aspects relate to society as a whole. It was a perfect foundation for my university degree as it taught me to think of business’s and people from a relevant and yet broad point of view. The course was so relevant for my current learning! I thought this may be helpful if your students wanted some insight into the different paths that your course could take them. “

Tertiary study for careers in human nutrition, dietetics, health promotion, Food Science and food safety are offered at Otago, Massey and Auckland universities and Auckland University of Technology.

Some other career pathways in food are teaching, health care, food stylist, product development, technologists and food writers.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary contribution of $90 for ingredients.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 and 12 Food and Nutrition is highly recommended or an interview with the HOD.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91466 v2 Home Economics 3.1 - Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
5r *
A.S. 91467 v2 Home Economics 3.2 - Implement an action plan to address a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
A.S. 91469 v2 Home Economics 3.4 - Investigate the influence of multinational food corporations on eating patterns in New Zealand
5r *
A.S. 91470 v2 Home Economics 3.5 - Evaluate conflicting nutritional information relevant to well-being in New Zealand society
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

Home Economics creates vocational and learning pathways for future nutritionists, dietitians, policy advisors, early childhood educators, teachers, health practitioners, food technologists, food writers, food stylists, researchers, food produce developers, chefs, hotel management and sport nutritionists.