Year 11 Food and Nutrition - Topical Nutrition Trends

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Valli

This course is designed for students who want to keep up with current nutrition trends and develop their practical skills.

In this course students will learn about:

  • key nutrients involved in beauty nutrition (how diet can impact your skin, nail and hair health etc.)
  • food science and digestion (how food is digested and nutrients are absorbed and used in the body)
  • the influence of pop culture on dietary trends and fad diets (how celebrities can influence people to buy products or follow diets which are not recommended)
  • nutrients - where to from here? Discovering sustainable nutrient alternatives (eating insects, low meat diets)
  • develop lifelong practical skills including knife skills, cooking techniques and food safety

Students need to be able to handle a variety of foods, and the course is not suitable for students with severe food allergies.

Year 11 classes have 2 practical classes per timetable cycle.

Contributions and Equipment

Specific requirements for this class are:

Students may wish to bring in additional or specialised ingredients.
Fully covered shoes are compulsory for all practical classes.
All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors.
1 2B8 exercise book

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry


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