FNS301

NCEA Level 3 Food, Nutrition and Society 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Ford


This course has been developed from the Health (Home Economics/Food and Nutrition) curriculum area. Students will be able to gain university entrance from this course.  Three of the standards offered are University Entrance literacy standards.

Use critical thinking to investigate nutritional issues in New Zealand society.  What are the issues that are having an impact on our nation's health?  Why are these issues occurring?  How do the various stakeholders see the issues - are they  about free choice?  should there be government intervention?  Are these issues effecting everyone equally?
After looking at a nutritional issue - we take action on the issue.  This means implementing an action plan to address issues raised. Students will be engaging with the school community and the wider community to address the nutritional issue they choose.
Investigate the influence of multinational companies on eating habits in New Zealand.
We look at the influences of food advertising on what we choose to eat.  How does this impact the well-being of an  individual but also our society as a whole.

Please note that this class may have one practical per week and is theory based.  

UE Approved Subject


Course Overview

Term 1
Investigating a nutritional issue that has an impact on New Zealand society both now and in the future.

Term 2
Taking action - what can we do about the issue we have identified. This will involve a food and nutrition related project in the community.

Term 3
How are multinationals having an impact on how and what we eat? How has New Zealand society changed? what are our challenges for the future.

Using our knowledge from the course we will be exploring how advertising and media convey messages about food choices.

Term 4
Using our knowledge from the course we will be exploring how advertising and media convey messages about food choices.

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferable: Food and Nutrition, Health or a Social Science at level 2.  If you haven't studied any of these courses, please come and have a chat to Ms Ford - it just may be the course for you!

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 donation would be appreciated if timetabled practical classes take place.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91466 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.1 - Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91467 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.2 - Implement an action plan to address a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91469 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.4 - Investigate the influence of multinational food corporations on eating patterns in New Zealand
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

A.S. 91471 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.6 - Analyse the influences of food advertising on well-being
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.