Food & Nutrition
Why study Food and Nutrition?
Food & Nutrition is part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum and is also available as a Key Stage 4 option subject.
- To help students recognise that food is a basic requirement of life and should be enjoyed.
- To have hands-on experiences with food.
- To learn about and gain confidence in basic food hygiene and preparation skills.
- To learn about healthier eating through practical food work.
- To help students develop an understanding of the underlying scientific principles upon which current issues in nutrition are based.
- To inform about methods of food production and food processing in domestic and commercial situations.
- To encourage an awareness of social, economic and cultural aspects of food choice.
- To enable students to demonstrate and apply appropriate knowledge of concepts and principles when planning and preparing meals and when making food choices.
- To apply simple budgeting skills to food choices they make.
- To work independently and in small groups to develop understanding of wider needs.
- To become a better informed consumer.