Food & Nutrition
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9.
Food and Nutrition is a practical course with an emphasis on hygiene, safe food handling practices, nutrition and food preparation skills. Throughout this course students will learn basic life skills that will enable them to independently work in the kitchen to produce healthy and nutritious meals. Students develop basic food preparation skills by planning, creating and evaluating healthy nutritious dishes for adolescents and families.
Topics covered in this course include:
The Australian Dietary Guidelines
Nutrients- What are they and why do we need them?
Health Concerns: Food Allergies and Intolerances
Commercial preparation and processing
Family meal planning
The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Inquiring & Analysing
Creating the Solution