AS 90956

What's for Dinner?

Teenage Nutrition

Home Economics 1.1 - Demonstrate knowledge of an individual’s nutritional needs.

What will you learn in this module of work?

Food Facts


Daily Eating Plan


Ministry of Health Food & Nutrition Guidelines

HE1230_Healthy Eating for Young People.pdf

FNG Quiz in Pairs

  • Work with a partner
  • The person answering has the blue brochure.
  • The quizzer has as the "Peer Quiz - FNGs"
  • The quizzer asks the questions on the sheet, the person answering finds the answers in the blue brochure.
  • The quizzer writes the answers down.
  • Work through the booklet in order, swap roles half way through!
Peer Quiz - FNGs

What is 1 Serving?

What is 1 Serving?

Do the Mahi

  • Make a copy and save to your "food tech" folder in Google Drive.
  • Using the slideshow above to answer the questions in this worksheet.
MOH FNG Concept

FNGs - Food & Nutrition Guidelines

L1 Nutrition

Do the Mahi

  • Which of these dinner recipes does NOT meet the FNGs?
  • Which of these dinner recipes DOES meet the FNGs?
  • Which one is in the middle, but you could improve it to meet the FNGs?


The little things that matter a lot.

L1 Micronutrients

Do the Mahi

  • Why do we need vitamins? Why do we need minerals?
  • Which foods give us key vitamins like Vit C?
  • Which foods give us key minerals like Iron and Calcium?
  • Make a copy of the Micronutrients Google Doc (right) and answer the questions.

L1 Micronutrients.webm


Tui - the athlete.

Do the Mahi

  • Tui is a sporting teenager who trains before school and has practices after school and games on the weekend.
  • Copy the Food Plan and write in the servings for all the food on her food plan.
  • Add up the total servings for each food group.
  • See if these are good for a teenage athlete.
  • If anything is wrong, change up the plan to make it good.

Athlete Tui's meal plan

Your Food Plan

Make your Food Plan

  • In Google Classroom create your own food plan in the blank template.
  • Fill it in with your own dream healthy food menu.
  • Make sure it meets all the FNGs:
    • low in extras (salt, sugar, fat)
    • healthy cooking methods (steaming, baking, non-stick pan, not frying in oil)
    • the right amount of each food group
    • aim for variety, and different colours of veges and fruit and different types of foods
    • all milk should be light blue or low-fat



TASK Document

90956 L1 Nutritional Needs


90956 Home Ec 1.1 Exemplars

STUDENT Document

90956 L1 Student Work