Level 1 Food and Nutrition 101 2024

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Ford.

Food and Nutrition 101:
This course has been developed from the Health (Food and Nutrition) and Technology curriculum areas.
Students will gain knowledge, understanding and skills in the following:
Preparing food safety and then developing strategies to address food handling issues at both personal and community levels.

My Kai, your kai - discovering how food in a cultural context helps us to look at our different and similar attitudes and values in relation to food.  What happens in my home and my community?  What recipes are significant and how can food be used as an expression of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga?  We will learn all of this through making different breads from different cultures and then showcasing them at our new Tawa College Bread show.  We will explore and make breads such as Rewena, pani popo, a white loaf, pita bread, naan and bagels.  Students will learn the science the bread making process.

We will then learn about making healthy decisions based on our culture and new recipes and knowledge that we have acquired.  We will use information to teach others about healthy eating, we will look at policies and think about what influence we can have in our families and the community.


Course Overview

Term 1
Food safety, Health and Safety, recipe scaling and writing, food ordering systems
Food processing - breads

Term 2
Bread processing and organising an event - The Tawa College Bread show.
Food safety

Term 3
Nutrition - the individual, the family and society

Term 4
Nutrition - the individual, the family and society

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferable: Year 10 Food and Nutrition but not necessary.  Just bring your enthusiasm and passion for food.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A donation of $100 would be appreciated . All resources are provided for both practical sessions each week.
Scrapbook or visual diary essential


This course leads to Level 2 Food and Nutrition which is a blended Technology and Nutrition/Health course (Achievement standards) and/or Level 2 Hospitality (unit standard industry based course).

Career Pathways