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In the Food and Nutrition pathway you will have opportunities to learn knowledge and skills on food choices for optimal health for a lifetime. Science is integrated in this pathway creating the potential for the final two courses to earn a fourth science credit. This pathway culminates with an opportunity for students to take the National Restaurant Association’s end of pathway assessment and to potentially earn a ServSafe certificate.
PATHWAY COURSE & DESCRIPTIONS:
Course 1—Food, Nutrition, and Wellness - 20.41610
The first class in the Food & Nutrition Pathway is the foundation course. This course provides the basic knowledge you need for learning how Food, Nutrition and Wellness is an essential course in understanding nutritional needs and food choices for optimal health of individuals across the lifespan.
Course 2—Food for Life - 20.41400
The second class in the Food & Nutrition Pathway is an advanced course in food and nutrition that addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life cycle: prenatal, 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 lifecycle are emphasized. This course counts toward satisfying the fourth science requirement and a CTAE pathway completion requirement.
Course 3—Food Science - 20.41810
The last class in the pathway and can count as a science credit. Food science integrates many branches of science and relies on the application of the 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 nutritive value of foods. This course counts toward satisfying the fourth science requirement and a CTAE pathway completion requirement.
SCHOOLS THAT OFFER MAJORS RELATED TO THE Food and Nutrition Industry:
- Georgia Southern University
- University of Georgia
- Valdosta State University
HOW MUCH CAN YOU MAKE STARTING OUT IN GEORGIA?
- Registered Dietician - $76,000
- Wellness Coach - $36,000
- Public Health Administrator - $63,000
- Nutrition Education - $40,000
- Food Administrator - $63,000
- Food and Nutrition Scientist - $75,000
What is FCCLA? Family , Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is the student organization which accompanies the Family and Consumer Science courses. FCCLA is a community service-oriented organization that builds leadership qualities, promotes teamwork, and encourages family values. FCCLA also provides students with the opportunity to compete at the regional, state, and national level for scholarships and cash prizes. Georgia FCCLA | National FCCLA
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