Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

GCE Nutrition and Food Science

Knowledge to digest

3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. New topics include food supply and food poverty
  2. Focus on the inter-relationship between diet, lifestyle and health
  3. Develop skills needed by the growing food and food-related global industries

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

Every day, food choices affect our health. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. It can help to reduce the risk of chronic illness and promote overall health. Issues such as food security and sustainability are significant concerns. We are also more conscious of the quality of our food quality and how it is produced.

There are many career opportunities in this field of work as scientific knowledge and research develops. This subject can open up a range of possibilities in the world of work, both at home and worldwide, with opportunities for further and higher education.

This specification gives students opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • nutrition and food science;
  • how to manage resources to meet an identified human need in a diverse and changing society;
  • the rapid technological changes and the growth of scientific knowledge and understanding;
  • issues affecting our food supply and how these impact on the environment;
  • the ethical implications of food production; and
  • carrying out research.