Nutrition and Wellness (19253-18)

Copyright: 2023

Virginia Assignment Code: 8228

Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration: 18 weeks

Hours: 70

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None


Course Description:

Students investigate the principles of nutrition and wellness, use science and technology in food management, ensure food safety, plan menus, prepare food, and explore careers. Students prepare for careers by using critical thinking and practical problem-solving skills as well as other workplace readiness skills.  Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students’ career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Note: Subject matter in this course can help prepare students for FCCLA/Life Smarts Knowledge Bowl competition or Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge. Explore the national FCCLA website ( for additional contests offered yearly that would support content in this class, as well as Skill Demonstration Competitions conducted at National Fall Conference. FCCLA offers three on line events: Digital Stories for Change, Instructional Video Design, and FCCLA Chapter Website which could use content from this FCS course. Competitive Events, including STAR Events and National Programs are subject to changes/additions on a yearly basis.

Credentials, Course Sequences, and Career Clusters/Pathways can be found here: