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Foods and Nutrition

The Foods and Nutrition courses at Kelvin High School provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that have an immediate and future application in their personal and family lives, as well as in local and global environments.  The courses are offered from grade 9 through to grade 12 which all include a practical component and a theoretical component.  Through their participation in each course the students will be encouraged and enabled to:
• understanding the principles of healthy eating to plan and create nutritious foods for individuals, groups, and family members
• increasing knowledge of the nutritional, social, and economic factors that affect food selection and preparation
• practicing and thinking critically about principles and techniques related to acquisition, production, and consumption of foods
The Foods and Nutrition 9 to 12 curriculum provides opportunities for students to:
• practice decision-making and problem-solving skills
• understand and apply the scientific and aesthetic principles of food preparation that lead to desired product standards
• practise a wide variety of food-preparation techniques
• plan meals appropriate for various nutritional needs and social occasions
• maximize the health benefits of food while planning and preparing meals
• explore factors that affect an individual’s nutrient requirements at each stage of life
• appreciate the diversity of cultures in relation to customs and food preparation
• examine the environmental, cultural, and economic factors that influence food choices
• understand the impact of an individual’s food choices on others, both locally and globally





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