North Shore Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Food & Nutrition

Course Descriptions

The written examination covers the areas of;

  • Food commodities
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation


Thestudy of this subject can lead directly to careers in the food service industryand also the food development and science industries which are linked veryclosely to jobs within large supermarket chains. Jobs within the food industryare also linked closely to work within the service and leisure industries,including, restaurants, hotels and sport facilities. An interest in food canalso lead in to jobs in the health service (Speech Therapists and Dieticians) alongwith educations (teaching and children's services) and the armed forces butmore importantly it is a skill for life, something that allows you to lookafter yourself and your family, make the right informed choices for a healthyand hopefully long life. It is seen by many colleges and employers in allindustries as an advantage as people with these skills are well organised andable to plan, allowing them to successfully managing their time and thereforecomplete work set on time.

For more information contact Mrs S Wilson (Subject Lead Technology)