# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nutrition and Wellness Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Nutrition and Wellness (8229/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.

Understanding Wellness

  1. Explain the relationship between nutrition and wellness.
  2. Explore factors that influence wellness and lifestyle practices across the lifespan.
  3. Explain the relationship between physical fitness and wellness.
  4. Identify community resources and services for nutrition and wellness.
  5. Analyze the components of a plan to improve physical fitness.
  6. Identify eating patterns and their effects on wellness.
  7. Identify the effects of food fads and diet fads on wellness.
  8. Examine the impact of eating disorders on wellness.
  9. Explain the relationship between stress and wellness.
  10. Describe strategies to manage stress.
  11. Analyze factors that affect emotional well-being.
  12. Investigate community and national topics related to nutrition and wellness.
  13. Analyze economic, environmental, and social determinants that influence food choices and other nutritional practices.
  14. Describe the effects of government policies and regulations on nutrition and wellness.
  15. Develop a plan to promote and sustain personal wellness.

Investigating Principles of Nutrition

  1. Identify the functions of macro- and micronutrients and the body’s requirements for each.
  2. Evaluate sources of nutrition information.
  3. Compare human nutritional needs at the different stages of life.
  4. Identify methods for determining a healthy body weight.
  5. Explain the principles of energy balance.
  6. Explore basic concepts of nutrition for meeting special dietary needs.

Planning Menus and Preparing Food

  1. Apply science-based dietary guidelines when planning menus.
  2. Perform nutritional analyses of recipes and menus.
  3. Apply basic concepts of nutrition in meal planning to meet special dietary needs.
  4. Use the nutrition facts label to evaluate the nutritional quality of foods.
  5. Develop a food budget and comparison-shopping strategies.
  6. Identify the components of a standardized recipe.
  7. Modify recipes to meet dietary needs.
  8. Apply time-management principles when planning, preparing, and serving food.
  9. Design kitchen work space to facilitate efficient food preparation.
  10. Select and use food-preparation utensils and equipment.

Using Science and Technology in Food Management

  1. Analyze the impact of advances in technology and science on the food industry.
  2. Apply basic food-science principles to food preparation.
  3. Identify strategies for conserving environmental resources with regard to food purchase, storage, and disposal.

Ensuring Food Safety

  1. Explain the conditions that promote the growth of food-borne pathogens.
  2. Identify types of food-borne illnesses (i.e., pathogenic and parasitic infections).
  3. Demonstrate safe preparation and handling practices for food.
  4. Outline steps for cleaning and sanitizing food-preparation utensils and equipment.

Exploring Careers in the Field of Nutrition and Wellness

  1. Explore career pathways in the field of nutrition and wellness.
  2. Evaluate personal assets for potential careers.
  3. Match personal assets to specific careers in the field of nutrition and wellness.