HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Sara Cicerale

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool: Katie Lacy





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This unit provides students with foundation knowledge in food, nutrition and health, including food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations for health and methods for measuring food intake and behaviour, historical perspective of why we consume the foods we do today and how our scientific knowledge may influence foods we eat in the future. Students also gain an understanding of interactions between the environment, technologies developed to produce and harvest foods and scientific advances in food and nutrition. The topics include: food history, Australian food culture, food production, food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations and their relationship with health and methods used to measure food intakes and behaviours. Students also have an opportunity to align their interests and values to future career options.


Assessment task 1: Three multiple-choice cloud (online) tests (5% each) 15%

Assessment task 2: Career activity and reflection (500 words, plus infographic, 500 words equivalent) 20%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1400 words) 30%

Assessment task 4: Examination (1.5 hours) 35%

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