Students of Nutrition are presented with up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition. Students explore the links between food, health, and diet-related diseases.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Nutrition (2NUTY)

About the subject

Students have the opportunity to examine factors that influence food choices and reflect on local, national, Indigenous, and global concerns and associated issues. They investigate methods of food production and distribution that affect the quantity and quality of food, and consider the ways in which these methods and associated technologies influence the health of individuals and communities. The study of nutrition assists students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to maximise their health outcomes.

For a 10-credit subject, students undertake the study of two or three topics. Examples of topics for study include:

  • Macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Fresh versus processed foods
  • Australian dietary guidelines and nutrition in the lifecycle
  • The psychology of food marketing
  • Indigenous Australians: food changes from the traditional to the contemporary
  • Contaminated food
  • Safe food handling
  • Organic food versus genetically modified food
  • Sustainable food futures
  • Water.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio
  • Skills and Applications Tasks
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