Food Technology and Nutrition

 

The study of Food Technology and Nutrition can lead to careers in Food Technology, Food Product Design, Dietetics, Nutrition, Sports Science, Chef, Catering, and Food Styling. The importance of nutrition on our health and wellbeing is well-recognised. Students will investigate current trends in food product design, nutritional issues and the importance of eating well.

  

Year 10 Food Technology and Nutrition (10FTN)

Students study the topics below. Much of the theory and practical work is carried out in collaboration with others. These topics are assessed through tests and assignments.

  • Investigate the foods and flavours of other countries
  • Understand the process of food product development by designing a unique ice cream flavour
  • Design and make a high energy snack bar for a given client
  • Nutrition in everyday life and for sport and performance
  • Learn about the properties of herbs, spices and flavourings and how these are used to create and enhance ingredients by designing a gourmet burger
  • Investigate Fair Traded food products and the growing importance of food sustainability

  

Year 11 Food Technology and Nutrition (11FTN)

Students are offered both Achievement Standards and Unit Standards for NCEA Level One. All are internally assessed. Students study the topics below

  • Time management, planning and decision making in a fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Practical food preparation and presentation
  • Recipe adaptation and preparation of new food products
  • Safe and hygienic food practices in home/industry
  • Nutritional needs for adolescence
  • Preparation of food for the hospitality industry
  • Knife skills

The Achievement Standards offered at Level One are:

  • 91082  Implement Basic procedures to process a specified product  (4 credits)
  • 90956  Demonstrate knowledge of an individual’s nutritional needs  (5 credits)
  • 90959  Demonstrate knowledge of practices and strategies to address food handling issues  (5 credits)

The Unit Standards offered at Level One are:

  • 15901  Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industry  (3 credits)
  • 19770  Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industry  (2 credits)
  • 21059  Demonstrate knowledge of knife care, use, storage and handling for the hospitality industry  (2 credits)

At Level 2 students are offered two different pathways – Food Technology and Nutrition or Hospitality. Food Technology and Nutrition is a University Approved subject and Achievement Standards are taught. This subject is suitable for students intending to continue tertiary study when they complete their schooling. Hospitality introduces students to the needs and demands of working in the Hospitality Industry. Unit Standards are taught. Hospitality equips students with knowledge, skills and confidence in the selection, preparation and service of food to standards required by the Hospitality Industry.

 

Year 12 Food Technology and Nutrition (12FTN)

Students are offered Achievement Standards for NCEA Level Two. All are internally assessed. Students study the topics below

  • The design process as it applies to food products
  • Investigation of topical nutritional issues
  • Develop skill in technological enquiry and practice in the food related area
  • Gain a deeper understanding of human nutrition both for everyday life and in specialised areas such as sport and for those with specific dietary needs
  • Investigate the increasing importance of producing and using food sustainably

 The Achievement Standards offered at Level Two are:

  • 91299  (Home Economics 2.1) Analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs  (5 credits)
  • 91301  (Home Economics 2.3) Analyse beliefs, attitudes and practices related to a nutritional issue for families in New Zealand  (5 credits)
  • 91302  (Home Economics 2.4) Evaluate sustainable food related practices  (5 credits)
  • 91351  (Tech 2.6) Implement advanced procedures to process a specified product  (4 credits)

Year 13 Food Technology will be taught for the first time in 2017 – details to follow

 

 

Year 12 Hospitality (12HOS)

Students are offered Unit Standards for NCEA Level Two. All are internally assessed. The standards offered are:

  • 167  Practice food safety methods in a food business  (4 credits)
  • 13285  Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)
  • 13283  Prepare and present salads for service in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)
  • 13276  Prepare and cook food by grilling in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)
  • 13281  Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)
  • 13280  Prepare fruit and vegetables in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)
  • 13271  Cook food by frying in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)
  • 13278  Cook food by roasting in a commercial kitchen  (2 credits)

 

Year 13 Hospitality (13HOS)

Students are offered Unit Standards for NCEA Level Three. All are internally assessed. Students study the topics below:

  • The needs, demands, knowledge and skills required when working in the hospitality industry
  • Practical skills of food preparation and presentation including commercial cookery methods and their application
  • To develop students’ knowledge of food hygiene procedures and practices in a commercial kitchen
  • To further students understanding and knowledge of culinary products and terms
  • To develop students’ knowledge of basic nutrition in commercial catering

The standards offered are:

  • 18497  Demonstrate knowledge of culinary products and terms  (8 credits)
  •  13343  Demonstrate knowledge of basic nutrition in commercial catering  (5 credits)
  •  168   Demonstrate knowledge of food contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business  (4 credits)
  •  17288  Prepare and present espresso beverages for service (optional off site unit)  (5 credits)

 

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