Year 10 Food & Nutrition

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Ferguson

This course offers four units of work that will provide students with the knowledge and skills so they can make informed judgements about the food they eat as growing adolescents. It also allows students to design and make food items from scratch in safe and hygienic conditions. Students will also investigate how other cultures have influenced the foods eaten in New Zealand today.  

This course will offer learning experiences in the following:

  • Food safety and kitchen hygiene
  • International foods
  • Eating as a grazing adolescent
  • Design, make and market your own food product
  • Weekly food practical sessions are included to develop food preparation skills and confidence

Other details:

Most ingredients are supplied by the department; however, students will be asked to bring ingredients if individualising recipes.

Access to a keyboard device is highly recommended for success in this course.


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.