Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course.
Level 4 or better in any Year 10 Science subject with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” and Year 10 English. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation.
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and Personal Development and Work.
Students of Nutrition are presented with up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition. Students explore the links between food, health and diet-related diseases.
Students have the opportunity to examine factors that influence food choices and reflect on local, national, Indigenous and global concerns and associated issues. They investigate methods of food production and distribution that affect the quantity and quality of food, and consider the ways in which these methods and associated technologies influence the health of individuals and communities. The study of nutrition assists students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to maximise their health.
Students undertake the study of two or three topics which are selected based on student interests. Examples of topics for study include:
Macro and Micro Nutrients
Safe Food Handling
Psychology of Food Marketing
Sustainable Food Futures
Australian Dietary Guidelines and Nutrition in the Lifecycle
Fresh versus Processed Foods
Dietary Related Disease
A cost of up to $10.00 may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks.
Assessment Type 1:
Investigation Folio: Investigations, Practicals.
Assessment Type 2:
Skills & Application Task: Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.
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Assessment Type 4: