Home Economics: Food and Nutrition

Subject Code: 3310

CCEA qualifications in food and nutrition are available at GCSE (Home Economics: Food and Nutrition) and GCE (Nutrition and Food Science). We also offer an Entry Level qualification in Home Economics.

To lead healthy lives, we all need to know about food and nutrition. Northern Ireland's economy benefits greatly from the food our agri-food industry produces.

The choices we make about food affect our health and wellbeing, so knowledge of nutrition and food science is important. We also need to know how advertising and food labelling can influence the choices we make about what we consume.

To make the right choices, we need to be familiar with the principles of nutrition and how dietary requirements can change throughout our lives.

Nutrition and food science is a very relevant subject to study, as we have become increasingly concerned about:

  • food security;
  • ethical farming;
  • sustainability;
  • climate change;
  • food poverty;
  • allergies;
  • obesity;
  • traceability;
  • public health;
  • food waste; and
  • contamination.

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