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Course Description

Nutrition looks at the food people eat and its effects on health and fitness.

Students taste food, change recipes to make them healthier, learn how to evaluate a person’s diet and recommend improvements.

Students also study how food choices affect people’s wellbeing and how various factors other than taste affect food choice.

Core Topics:

  • The Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • Diet, Lifestyle and Health
  • Food Selection and Dietary Evaluation
  • Food, Nutrition and the Consumer

Optional Topics:

  • Global Nutrition and Ecological Sustainability or
  • Global Hunger

Assessment Type & Weighting

Investigations Folio  40%
Skills and Application Tasks  30%
Examination 30%

Semester Offered

Full Year


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.