Year 9 Food & Nutrition
Teacher in Charge: L. Ferguson
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
This course uses content from both the Health and Physical Well-being and Technology Curriculums.
In Year 9 we will cover and include lessons that focus on safe and hygienic food preparation, measuring accurately to complete successful recipes, a technology focus on microwaves and making wise food choices as a hungry, growing adolescent using diet models like the Four Food Groups, the Healthy Heart and the Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Adolescents. The importance of having breakfast will also be covered.
We include practical food preparation at least once a week to help students have confidence to make and cook their own food. This builds food preparation skills and promotes cooperation and self-management.
THIS COURSE WILL OFFER LEARNING EXPERIENCES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- Food safety and kitchen hygiene
- Measuring ingredients
- The Four Food Groups
- The Healthy Heart
- Dietary Guidelines for Adolescents
- Weekly food practical sessions are included to develop food preparation skills and confidence.
Most ingredients are supplied by the department; however, students will be asked to contribute ingredients if individualising recipes.
Access to a keyboard device is highly recommended for success in this course.
METHODS OF LEARNING:
Year 9 students have three periods of Food and Nutrition a week. A variety of teaching methods are used. Some include:
- Group discussions
- Practical food preparation
- Planning their own practical work or completing a same class recipe
- Watching demonstrations on video or in person
- Written work using a technological device that includes answering questions
- Completing puzzles, missing work activities
- Analysing data to draw conclusions
- Matching activities and appropriate games
WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD:
Food and Nutrition as a subject is offered at every year level of the school. It also feeds into Hospitality in Years 11, 12 and 13. Food and Nutrition in Year 9 is one of the nine choice subjects that students select to study for part of the year.
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.