Year 11 Food and Nutrition - Topical Nutrition Trends

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Valli

This course is designed for students who want to keep up with current nutrition trends and develop their practical skills.

In this course students will learn about:

  • key nutrients involved in beauty nutrition (how diet can impact your skin, nail and hair health etc.)
  • food science and digestion (how food is digested and nutrients are absorbed and used in the body)
  • the influence of pop culture on dietary trends and fad diets (how celebrities can influence people to buy products or follow diets which are not recommended)
  • nutrients - where to from here? Discovering sustainable nutrient alternatives (eating insects, low meat diets)
  • develop lifelong practical skills including knife skills, cooking techniques and food safety

Students need to be able to handle a variety of foods, and the course is not suitable for students with severe food allergies.

Year 11 classes have 2 practical classes per timetable cycle.


Year 12 Food and Nutrition (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021), Year 12 Hospitality (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021)

Contributions and Equipment

Specific requirements for this class are:

Students may wish to bring in additional or specialised ingredients.
Fully covered shoes are compulsory for all practical classes.
All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors.
1 2B8 exercise book

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry

Pathway Tags

Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Technology, Food Science, New product design, Food Engineering, Quality Assurance, Food Critic, Food Stylist, Cake Decorator, Product Promotion, Hospitality, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bar Tender, Front of House, Caterer, Housekeeper, Cafe Manager, Hotel/ Motel Receptionist, Barista.