NCEA Level 3 Food & Nutrition

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Ferguson

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of Level 2 Food and Nutrition or successful completion of a research Achievement Standard in another subject at Level 2.

Students will use an understanding of appropriate nutrition and critical thinking skills to investigate the impact multinational corporations have on New Zealander’s eating patterns. They will also research and analyse a food related ethical dilemma affecting the well-being of New Zealanders. Students will then participate in one external exam looking at the influence of media messages on food choices.

Students can expect to participate in practical food experiences weekly.

If a student achieves 14 Level 3 Achievement Standard credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance. This includes access to gaining UE (level 3) Literacy credits.

There is also the opportunity to participate and complete either the Level 2 and/or 3 Barista Unit Standards. The Level 3 Barista students will need to be involved in the running of the Coffee Lab at regular intervals and lunchtimes during the school year to gain the 30 hours of practice that is needed to achieve the Level 3 Unit Standard.

 This course will offer learning experiences in the following:

  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Impact of Multinational Corporations on Eating Patterns in New Zealand
  • Ethical Food Issue impacting New Zealand
  • Impact of Food Advertising on food choices and wellbeing
  • OPTIONAL - Barista at Levels 2 and/or 3  

Other details:

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

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


Food and Nutrition