Food & Nutrition


Food Preparation & Nutrition Key Stage 3

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

Our students are encouraged to take on more accountability for their own learning to support development of key independent learning skills required of them in Further Education or Employment.

  • Get involved in the cooking and preparation of meals at home.
  • Expand your knowledge and awareness by challenging yourself to try a new ingredient, technique or skill each week.
  • Watch cooking programs such as 'MasterChef', 'Great British Bake Off', 'Britain's Best Cook' to get inspiration about recipes and food styling.
  • Watch food related programs such as 'Food Unwrapped', 'Countryfile', 'Jimmy's Food Factory' to gain a greater understanding of food provenance, production and the science behind food.
  • Be aware of food related events such as 'Fairtrade Fortnight' and 'Healthy Eating Week' to raise your awareness of why we choose food.
  • Take an interest in what the food culture is like in other countries. For instance if you go on holiday, keep a food diary and bring it in to discuss it with your teacher.
  • Talk with older generations to explore and appreciate a wide variety of ideas and opinions about traditional and regional British and Lincolnshire ingredients.
  • Attend extra-curricular clubs offered at lunch-time and after Academy hours.
  • Join a local cooking club.
  • Take the opportunity to enter the inter-house competitions put on by the Academy.
  • Enter a range of competitions such as Junior MasterChef, The Guild of Food Writers.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

Healthy eating: www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/helpingyoueatwell.html

Basics of nutrition: www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/basics.html

The Eatwell Guide: www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/healthydiet/eatwellvideo.html

Nutritional Analysis: explorefood.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Recipes: www.bbcgoodfood.com

BBC iPlayer (radio) store numerous podcasts and recording of food related resources

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Discuss their choice of recipe and encourage them to weigh out ingredients independently.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to get involved in the family meal planning, preparation and cooking as much as possible.
  • Get them involved in the shopping. Talk to them about food choice, budgeting, diet and nutrition, labelling and packaging to expand their knowledge in a family context.
  • Try to explore and discuss with them what's available locally such as 'Scamans Eggs', 'Cote Hill Cheese Factory', 'Lincoln Red Beef' www.scamanseggs.co.uk.
  • Watch food related programs together and explore the recipes and ideas discussed.
  • Take them to events such as the Lincolnshire Food and Drink Festival www.humberandlincolnshireevents.co.uk.
  • Sign up to events such as the 'BNF news' to get updates on food events and information www.nutrition.org.uk or @BNF events.

Food Preparation & Nutrition Key Stage 4

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

Our students are encouraged to take on more accountability for their own learning to support development of key independent learning skills required of them in Further Education or Employment.

  • Get involved in the cooking and preparation of meals at home.
  • Investigate what's involved in pursuing a food science degree to help you with the scientific element of the course www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk.
  • Try to keep up to date with technological developments in food e.g. 'Froozer' are a company that look at minimising food wastage to shake up the food industry.
  • Watch cooking programs such as 'MasterChef', 'Great British Bake Off', 'Britain's Best Cook' to get inspiration about recipes and food styling.
  • Watch food related programs such as 'Food Unwrapped', 'Countryfile', 'Jimmy's Food Factory' to gain a greater understanding of food provenance, production and the science behind food.
  • Be a food science guru! Consider reading journals such as The Food Science Magazine.
  • Be aware of food related events such as 'Fairtrade Fortnight' and 'Healthy Eating Week' to raise your awareness of why we choose food.
  • Read widely around the topics being studied in lessons. For example, if 'Italy' is being studied, try completing some independent research into aspects of Italian food and culture. Try to expand your knowledge and take an interest in current affairs that are food related e.g. debate on genetic modification, climate change, etc.
  • Engage in discussion about topics being explored in food lessons.
  • Talk with older generations to explore and appreciate a wide variety of ideas and opinions about traditional and regional British and Lincolnshire ingredients.
  • Attend extra-curricular clubs offered at lunch-time and after Academy hours.
  • Join a local cooking club.
  • Take the opportunity to enter the inter-house competitions put on by the Academy.
  • Enter a range of competitions such as Junior MasterChef, The Guild of Food Writers.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

Healthy eating: www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/helpingyoueatwell.html

Basics of nutrition: www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/basics.html

Nutrients, food and ingredients: www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/nutrients-food-and-ingredients

The Eatwell Guide: www.nutrition.org.uk
www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Nutrients: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Nutritional Analysis: explorefood.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Recipes: www.bbcgoodfood.com

BBC iPlayer (radio) store numerous podcasts and recording of food related resources

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Encourage your son or daughter to get involved in the family meal planning, preparation and cooking as much as possible.
  • Get them involved in the shopping. Talk to them about food choice, budgeting, diet and nutrition, labelling and packaging to expand their knowledge in a family context.
  • Try to explore and discuss with them what's available locally such as 'Scamans Eggs', 'Cote Hill Cheese Factory', 'Lincoln Red Beef' www.scamanseggs.co.uk.
  • Watch food related programs together and explore the recipes and ideas discussed.
  • Take them to events such as the Lincolnshire Food and Drink Festival www.humberandlincolnshireevents.co.uk.
  • Sign up to events such as the 'BNF news' to get updates on food events and information www.nutrition.org.uk or @BNF events.

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