NCEA – Home Economics

If you’re studying home economics, these links and resources will help.

Library resources

Food and drink
All our resources on food and drink in one place. We also have pages about food safety and food allergies.
Traditional Māori kai
Information on different kinds of food enjoyed by indigenous New Zealanders.
Culinary Arts Collection
This resource is suitable for the novice, the student and the professional chef. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, nutational advice, industry information and practical instruction.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
Science in Context
Curriculum-related science content for high school and university students, teachers and researchers. Merges reference content with journal articles and media reports.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.

Home Economics web resources

5 A Day
Find out how to stay healthy by eating five or more fruit and vegetables a day.
Accidental Scientist - Science Of Cooking
Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.
Biotechnology Learning Hub
Explore the diverse uses of biotechnology in New Zealand. Search by themes including food intolerances, taonga, milk manufacturing, future foods, taewa, transgenic cows, potato plates and fish oil. Student activities, video clips and animations.
Cheese Glossary
Types Of Cheese, Terms & Definitions Every Cheese Lover Should Know
Cool Food Planet
This European website provides information about nutrition, food safety, food labelling, food myths and eating out.
Food - Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Information about typical Kiwi food, and its history.
Food & bio-related technology showcase
A showcase of excellent student project work in this field.
Food Standards : Te Mana Kounga Kai Ahitereiria me Aotearoa
Australian and New Zealand agency that approves and monitors food standards. Includes current recall information, media releases and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which lists requirements for foods, including additives, labelling and GM foods
Food Safety
From the Ministry for Primary Industries information about health star ratings, food safety and regulations.
New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Consumer protection agency which together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries enforces the regulatory framework for food produced and consumed in New Zealand, as well as imported and exported foodstuffs. It is NZFSA's role to ensure that the food we produce and sell in New Zealand is safe, suitable and meets all requirements.
New Zealand Institute of Food Science Technology
Institute committed to the promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology. Includes careers section for students.
Partnerships for food safety education
The Partnership for Food Safety Education endeavours to reduce the incidence of food borne illness through education about safe food handling practices. United States based.
Plant and Food Research : Rangahau Ahumara Kai
Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.
Student resources from the New Zealand Flour Milling Association
Activity sheets on flour and baking for use in schools From the New Zealand Flour Millers Association.

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