Level 1 Food & Nutrition (L1FTN)

What will I learn?

With the new NCEA standards coming in 2023 there are some changes to learning and assessment.

The new NCEA course is named "Health Studies" in which food and nutrition will be the key focus for learning — Food and Nutrition in relation to hauora, and the health and wellbeing of individuals, whānau, and communities. It is about the complex interconnections between the physical, mental, emotional,social, and spiritual dimensions of people’s lives.

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of nutrients and nutritional needs of individuals and how to adopt this in everyday life. A major focus will be developing an awareness of the concept of well-being and to acknowledge responsibility for their own health and well-being. 

Students participate in a wide variety of practical food-related activities which are planned to develop and support knowledge of teenage nutrition, cultural eating patterns, designing family meals. 

What should I have done already?

There are no set pre-requisites for this course, however, Year 10 Food & Nutrition would be an advantage.

Assessment outline

Note that three of the four achievement standards will be offered with one to be omitted. A total of 15 level one credits will be available in this course.


Assessment regulations

Please read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA Information.  

Where does this course lead?

Level 2 Food & Nutrition. This course gives the basic nutrition and understanding that are further developed in senior food classes and lead on to health/food related career pathways.

Level 2 Health

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.