Food and Nutrition (TASC Level 3)

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Food and Nutrition (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

Food and Nutrition provides a broad study of food issues which have ongoing relevance to individuals and community health and wellbeing

The knowledge, skills and attitudes gained during the course will have applications in, and benefits for, academic, vocational and general life experiences. Students will learn to analyse and draw evidence-based conclusions in response to nutrition and food information, food advertising and current dietary trends.

TASC. Food and Nutrition. Level 3, FDN315118, 2020.

Course information for TASC Food and Nutrition level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Food and Nutrition.

Library Resources
AV Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

On our shelves

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves.

Start with some of these basic keyword terms:


Issues in Society [Hard copies of Issues in Society can be found on the Library shelves]

Reference resources

On the shelves

General encyclopedia

  • The World Book

Subject reference titles

There is a range of single volume reference tools you can use in the area of Food and Nutrition. For example:


The Library and Technology Faculty subscribe to a variety of magazines which you may find useful:

AV Resources

The Library has a wide range of AV material on DVD and as digital movies that can be located by searching on the Library catalogue. Please find below a list of suggested resources, ask in the AV office for extended help.



Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher. For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.



Food sociology

Health promotion


Health research organisations

Health promotion campaigns

Global food issues

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard style for Food and Nutrition. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood because the body is not producing insulin or not using insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone needed for glucose to enter the cells and be converted to energy. Diabetes has become Australia's fastest growing disease and unfortunately overweight Australian children are falling victim to diabetes ... something that was almost unknown a decade ago.

Healey, J. (ed.) (2007). 'Diabetes', Issues in Society, vol. 250.

Library Resources
AV Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves.

Dewey Number

  • Diabetes - 616.462

Subject Headings

Collection highlights


Facts on File

Issues in Society

Reference sources

General reference

Subject encyclopedia

Web Resources