This resource includes a PowerPoint which explains how culture and religion affects food choice. It also has an example of a completed revision flashcard on Japanese food culture and slides to complete other cultures such as Italy and Thailand. There is also a sample answer on social and cultural factors which affect food choice. If… Continue reading GCSE Food Technology 2016 high protein meals and cultures
Ok, so this blog may be a little controversial but as you will know by now if you are a regular reader of my website, I am passionate, emotive and opinionated and sometimes unknowingly I resort to ranting about the value of food education. Why am I like this? Well, because my experiences… Continue reading Should Celebrity Chefs write the GCSE Food Education specification?
Recently, I have been trialling the use of games to aid learning in my lessons. Why? Mainly, because I think that learning should be enjoyable and fun. I would consider myself very much an active learner so the thought of sitting still for 50 minutes listening and note taking would send me into an… Continue reading Top Chomps – engaging ways to teach about five a day.
Wow, I have had a wonderful week in Malta finding out more about its history, culture, and people and in through ‘teacher geek’ style about how children learn about food, nutrition and healthy living there. Prior to my visit, I tried rather unsuccessfully to use the internet to uncover a basic summary of food… Continue reading Food Education is taught through the subject of Home Economics in Malta.
A massive massive thank you to all of my fellow colleagues who have supported my venture and bought resources from me to raise money for the charity Magic Breakfast. The total raised so far is a fab £82.00. Thank you so much.I am so pleased! I am currently selling three detailed sample answers on cultural… Continue reading Cultural design ideas and sample answers Food Technology GCSE.
An article in today’s independent publishes this headline: “Japan’s high life expectancy linked to diet.” According to this article “The high life expectancy enjoyed in Japan is largely down to the nation’s healthy diet. The population of the island nation, which has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world, eat diets high in certain carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits as… Continue reading Japanese Food Education ‘Shohuiku’.
Take Away Revision Box I read with great interest yesterday a tweet by Natasha Devon highlighting that ChildLine reported a 200% increase in children phoning who are unable to cope with exam stress, that’s 34,000 pupils in 2015 alone. According to Miss Devon, who is the Department for Education’s mental health champion ‘Young people mental… Continue reading Reducing Exam Stress – introducing the Revision Take Away Box
As mentioned in a previous blog (http://foodandhealthteacher.com/2016/03/17/the-eat-well-plate/) the eatwell plate has now been replaced by the eatwell guide. I am currently working on a range of lesson plans to ensure that the messages are taught consistently across the food department and that pupils understand the reasons for these changes. In the meantime, here is a PowerPoint I… Continue reading Teaching about the Eatwell Guide in schools.
There are some amazing magazine resources available to food, nutrition and health teachers. My top favourites are the following: delicious magazine Complete nutrition magazine You are probably thinking what is she getting for plugging these magazines? The answer is nothing personally but professionally these magazines have given me a wealth of knowledge which has improved… Continue reading Globally, gluten free diets are on the increase.Is this due to health reasons or hype?
The new GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition will begin this September (2016). As a food teacher and health promotion specialist, I am very pleased to see a shift within the study of food in schools from a design lead context to a much greater emphasis on the role of food in nutrition and its… Continue reading We must continue to change the preconceived image of Food as a subject in schools. It is much more than baking cakes.