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Nutrition B

Assumed Knowledge

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.

Focus Capabilities

Learning, Communication, Citizenship and Personal Development and Work.

Related Subject
Subject Description

Students of Nutrition B 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 and how these have been impacted or influence by marketing. 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 through the lens of organic and genetically modified produce.

Topics Covered:

The Psychology of Marketing

  • Effects that marketing has on consumer’s choice

  • Current campaigns in Australia that impact food choices

  • Sensory analysis and the effect of advertising

Organic Food vs Genetically Modified Foods

  • Organic Food: Pros and Cons

  • Genetically Modified Foods: Pros and Cons

  • How to achieve a sustainable food supply

Course Fees


Additional Costs

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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