Food for Life (A)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This is a course for students who have a keen interest in food, health and well-being. The course provides a balance between theoretical understandings and practical experiences.  It uses a practical approach that allows students to solve problems in everyday life.

Post-school pathways

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Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Food and Culture in Australia

2

Independent Living

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Food and Culture in Australia

2

Independent Living

3

Food First

4

Nutrition for Life

Unit descriptions

Food and Culture in Australia

During this unit students will look at the development of, and influences on Australian cuisine, from the use of bush foods to international cuisines. Students will plan and organise social activities that illustrate cultural variances and prepare a range of foods from different cultures.

Independent Living

This unit helps students prepare for independent living and looks at consumer rights, management and budgeting.  Students plan and prepare a range of dishes, working within budgetary and time constraints.

Nutrition for Life

Students study nutrition and related menu planning for the different stages of the life cycle.  There is an emphasis on health related issues for teenagers. Practical experiences will be used to emphasise the theoretical components.

Food First

This unit investigates the reasons we eat food with particular emphasis on food for social and festive occasions. Students will prepare food for celebrations and will be involved in critically evaluating food preparation methods.