3FNT

Level 3 Food and Nutrition*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

Food and Nutrition encourages students to analyse current issues and theories of nutrition through critical thinking, research and report writing. Students will investigate major influences on eating patterns, food ethics and the impact of food advertising on food choice and well-being. Competence will be developed in a variety of cookery techniques, communication and interpersonal skills while preparing nutritious meals.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical thinking skills - critically analyse different viewpoints/messages and challenge these ideas with evidence.  
  • Influence of multinational food corporations - exploring the practices McDonalds use to influence food choices and eating patterns in New Zealand. 
  • Advanced practical cookery skills - developing competence in a variety of techniques, knife skills and interpersonal skills while preparing nutritious meals.
  • Nutritional issue - investigating the issue of poor fruit and vegetable consumption, consider the attitudes, beliefs and values people hold in relation to the issue and the impact that this has on personal and societal well-being. 
  • Applied academic skills - read, interpret and demonstrate knowledge in a written report for all internal assessments. 
  • Ethical dilemma - analyse a food related ethical dilemma and discover the impact of this on societal well-being. 
  • Communication skills - collaboration requires effective communication in both practical and theory lessons.

  • Food advertising - analyse food advertising by exploring key techniques used in advertising in order to identify the messages being used to influence food choices and well-being.

Resources Required

Exercise book
Covered shoes for practical lessons.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91466 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.1 - Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91468 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.3 - Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91469 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.4 - Investigate the influence of multinational food corporations on eating patterns in New Zealand
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91471 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.6 - Analyse the influences of food advertising on well-being
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

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

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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