Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

Food for Life 300 (FFL300)

Students say...

'It was really interesting learning about what the body needs and why' - Matt


The Course:

Do you have an interest in your own health and wellbeing?

Do you want to know more about the role food plays in keeping you fit and healthy?

If so, then read on ...

This Food For Life Unit has a focus on the key principles of nutrition and the types and proportions of food we should aim to eat each day, as the foundation of a healthy and balanced diet. 

You will learn about the nutritional requirements for adolescents in Australia today, and how you can apply these to your everyday life. 

You will also develop a variety of cooking techniques, as well as focus on food hygiene and kitchen safety.

You will be challenged with a variety of Creating Design Solutions, where you will investigate a topic or scenario, produce a dish or meal that meets the design brief and then evaluate your finished work.

You will use a range of tools and equipment and a variety of ingredients to produce high quality, delicious foods.

The Unit also investigates food allergies and food intolerances, the planning meals to meet certain dietary requirements and investigates the physiology of eating and digesting food.


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Special considerations

Although not essential, it is expected you will have completed Food Studies in Year 7, and you have been able to practice your food preparation skills at home.

Costs involved

$95 per semester 

Cost for prac sessions for the Semester are set at the start of each year.

Possible excursion: Approximately $20

Materials required

For further information see...

For further information about this subject, see Mrs Allen, Mrs McHutchison, Mrs Stevens or Mr Thorpe.

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