Family and Consumer Science

Jennifer Hodges

Food and Nutrition Career Pathway Courses:

Food, Nutrition and Wellness - foundational course in the nutrition and food science pathway. The focus of the course is centered on healthy food and lifestyle choices. Students will investigate the interrelationship of food, nutrition and wellness to promote good health.

Mastery of standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. Prerequisite for this course is adviser approval.

Food for Life - advanced course in food and nutrition that addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life cycle: lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood including elderly. The most common nutritional concerns, their relationship to food choices and health status and strategies to enhance well-being at each stage of the life cycle are emphasized. This course provides knowledge for real life and offers students a pathway into dietetics, consumer foods, and nutrition science careers with additional education at the post-secondary level.

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. Building on information learned in Nutrition and Wellness and Chemistry, this course illustrates scientific principles in an applied context, exposing students to the wonders of the scientific world. Related careers will be explored.

In working to identify existing assessment (or credentialing) opportunities that would support Georgia students in their quest to leave high school with valuable credentials, the state's technical skill attainment inventory will be comprised of several measurement components: 
  • National industry certifications, 
  • National occupational assessments, and
  • state licensures and state developed assessments
Students in this pathway earn certification upon passing ServSafe Food Safety Handler Certification test.

Career Technical Student Organization