Year 11 Food and Nutrition - Food and Culture

Course Description

Food and Culture encourages students to explore different cultural influences that celebrate the diverse nature of our modern world. Students will gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand food culture and eating patterns so that comparisons can be made with other countries from around the globe. Lifelong cookery skills will also be developed using a variety of techniques along with interpersonal skills, time management and communication, while preparing different cuisines and flavours from around the world.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Applied academic skills - research, interpret and demonstrate knowledge in a written report. 

  • Explore NZ Food culture - attitudes, beliefs and practices that surround the production and consumption of food in NZ and their impact on hauora.
  • Critical thinking skills - compare, contrast and explain different cultural influences on eating patterns.
  • Compare and contrast NZ eating patterns to different cultures and around the world.
  • Interpersonal skills - collaborate and communicate effectively in theory and practical classes.
  • Discover the influence of different cultural diets on the rates of diet related diseases across the globe. 
  • Practical cookery skills - develop confidence in a variety of cookery techniques, enhance knife skills and time management while preparing nutritious meals.
  • Research and practice different cookery techniques, cuisines and flavours from around the world.

Other information:

Year 11 classes have 2 practical classes per timetable cycle.


Resources Required

Covered shoes for practical lessons.