Work Sample : Jamie

Activity : Special Needs Menu

    Special Needs Menu - Jamie : Grade Commentary

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Jamie has demonstrated thorough knowledge of healthy food choices, but has described rather than explained reasons for the selections. Meals have been selected for their lack of sugar and salt but no connection has been made between these foods and heart disease. Factors that influence a healthy lifestyle have been described in some detail and there is good analysis of canteen options and possible improvements. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Healthy Choices
    Students describe the factors that influence healthy lifestyle decisions and demonstrate an understanding of the decision-making process. They examine how the use of drugs such as tobacco and alcohol can cause harm. They investigate nutritional choices relating to cultural beliefs, special dietary needs and 'fast food'. Students demonstrate behaviours to stay safe at home, on and near roads, when travelling to and from school, and near water. They demonstrate the capacity to deal with unsafe situations including abuse, bullying and harassment.
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