Food & Nutrition

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9.

Subject Description

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?

  • Lifestyle choices

  • Diet-related illnesses

  • Vegetarian foods

  • Health Concerns: Food Allergies and Intolerances

  • Fad diets

  • 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.

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Criterion A:

Inquiring & Analysing

Criterion C:

Creating the Solution

Criterion B:

Developing Ideas

Criterion D:


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