When we hear the term, ‘Home Economics’ most of us think about cooking and food. Home Economics is about much more than food however. Home Economics combines aspects of science, nutrition, cooking, parenting skills and finance. Students learn about the inter-relationships between diet, health, family, home and choice and the management of resources.
Home Economics gives students a valuable insight into:
- what’s really in the food we eat everyday;
- how to plan and cook nutritious and economical meals;
- how to choose the best food for themselves and their family;
- the importance of good nutrition and health; and
- the role of the consumer in modern eating patterns.
Home Economics delivers vital skills that enable students to lead effective lives as individuals and family members as well as members of the wider community.