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 A 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 the Australian Guidelines to healthy eating and gain knowledge of macro and micronutrients. Students learn about the effects of diet and diet promotion on society. The study of nutrition assists students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to maximise their health.
Macronutrients and Micronutrients
Function, sources, over-consumption, deficiency
Diet Related Disorders
Testing for nutrient practical
Australian Dietary Guidelines
Recommended Dietary Intake
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
Analysis of a diet plan using My Fitness Pal
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: