Food Studies

Aims of the subject:

In Food Studies, you will be taught how to cook and to develop your practical skills and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. You will be taught to:

  • Develop an understanding of safety and hygiene
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health
  • cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that you are able to feed yourself and others a healthy and varied diet
  • become competent in a range of cooking techniques, selecting and using a wide range of ingredients
  • prepare ingredients; using kitchen utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients

 

Year What will I learn? What will I do?
7 Food and Cooking:

Food origins

Identify and describe a range of foods and where they come from.

Explain why food products are packaged and know what legal information is required on a food label

Nutrition

Understand the Eatwell Plate and current healthy eating advice 

Hygiene and Safety

Identify and explain a range of hygiene and safety rules and use equipment safely

Practical Skills

Able to use basic kitchen equipment safely and use a range of practical skills to make food products with increasing confidence.

 

  • Identify information which is present on food labels and the reasons for food packaging
  • Learn about the Eatwell guide and healthy eating guidelines – use knowledge to design a healthy Pasta Salad
  • Learn about Hygiene & Safety – conduct experiment using bread to show results of unhygienic food practice

Complete practical work to develop a range of skills and use of oven and hob to include:

  • Fruit Salad
  • French Bread Pizza
  • Apple Treats
  • Cheese Straws
  • Pasta Salad
  • Crispy Chicken & Garlic Dip
  • Anzac Biscuits
  • Bread based Pizza
  • Vegetable/Chicken Curry

 

 

8 Diet and Health

Food origins

Nutrition

Hygiene and Safety
Identify and explain a range of hygiene and safety rules and use equipment safely

Practical Skills
Able to use basic kitchen equipment safely and use a range of practical skills to make food products with increasing confidence.

 

 

  • Identify where foods originate and are are grown
  • 8 Tips for a Healthy Life Style
  • Energy Balance
  • Design and make a savoury main meal for a family
  • Apply a wide range of kitchen hygiene and safety rules
  • The 4 C’s for food hygiene

Complete practical work to develop a range of skills and use of oven and hob to include:

  • Melting Moments
  • Spicy Tomato Pasta
  • Rock Buns
  • Chow Mein
  • Functions of Ingredients-Cake Experiment
  • Upside Down Pudding
  • Calzone
  • Jambalaya
  • Cheesy Pasta Bake
  • Apple and Cinnamon Muffins
  • Apple Crumble
9 Making Choices

Food Origins

  • Understand issues related to food production
  • Understand the source, seasonality and properties of ingredients

Nutrition

  • Name the nutrients in food and explain their functions
  • Identify problems linked with poor dietary choice

Hygiene and safety

  • Apply a wide range of kitchen hygiene and safety rule
  • Know what equipment is needed and use safely

Practical skills
Work with increasing accuracy and confidence to produce a range of dishes using different skills and cooking techniques

 

  • Festival and Street Foods
  • Design own Product
  • Nutrition & Nutrients Functions & Sources, Special Dietary Needs
  • Nutritional Labelling on Food packages
  • Hygiene &Safety
  • Temperature Control & the Danger Zone
  • Hazard Kitchen Observation task

Complete practical work to develop a range of skills and use of oven and hob to include:

  • Sweet & Sour
  • Lemon Cakes
  • Pasta Bolognese
  • Fruity Buns
  • Paella
  • Oatie Flapjack Cupcakes
  • Pizza Whirls
  • Cheesecake

 

How you can support your child’s progress

In order to make progress it is essential that your child comes fully equipped to every lesson. A list of recipes and ingredients needed are provided.  If there is a problem please contact your teacher before the lesson so that they can help you. Homework will involve the completion of tasks from the ‘Homework Menu’ and the preparation of your ingredients ready for the lesson.