Family & Consumer Science
This course is essential in understanding nutritional needs and food choices for optimal health across your lifespan. The student will develop a knowledge base and skills necessary to select among alternatives in the marketplace, with an emphasis on nutrient content, the development of chronic diseases, and food safety.
Food for Life (Grades 11-12 only)
(Counts as 4th science credit)
This is an advanced course in food and nutrition that addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life cycle: lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood including old age. The most common nutritional concerns, their relationship to food choices and health status and strategies to enhance well-being at each stage of the life cycle are emphasized.
Food Science (Grades 11-12 only)
(Prerequisite: Successful completion of CP Chemistry or higher) (Counts as 4th science credit)
This integrates many branches of science and relies on the application of rapid advances in technology to expand and improve the food supply. Students will evaluate the effects of processing, preparation, and storage on the quality, safety, wholesomeness, and food nutritive values.