FOODS AND NUTRITION
Foods and Nutrition is the first class in our Culinary Pathway and is available for students in grades 9-11. It is a year-long A-G elective course that covers various areas in food preparation and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability for a global society, and time and resource management. Students will be involved in working with others in the food laboratory while planning and preparing recipes. Ultimately, students will be given the opportunity to have the necessary skills to plan, purchase and prepare nourishing meals and to evaluate and improve their day-to-day food choices.
ADVANCED FOODS AND NUTRITION
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foods and Nutrition
Advanced Foods and Nutrition (formerly Foods and Nutrition 2) is the capstone class in our Culinary Pathway, available for students in grades 10-12. It is a year-long A-G elective course designed to focus on principles of food preparation, consumerism, and career options in the food and hospitality industries. The study and application of nutrition, sanitation, food sciences and technology in this course provides students with laboratory-based experiences that will strengthen their comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in STEM education. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course. Through guest speakers, field trips, and culinary competitions students will be given opportunities to gain exposure to, explore and experience the food and hospitality industries.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.