This is a quick bit of research I’ve done to look at past questions in the exam paper
Thankyou to Leona for sharing her research into dietary needs with us.
This article shows the importance of allergen labelling for caterers and also training staff to avoid cross contamination.
Thanks to teacher Hayley for showing how students can show the % of nutrients in a recipe when using the Nutrition Program
This resource for Designing Decorated Cakes is ready. AQA Food Technology Context Decorated Cakes GCSE Revision.
Funding for food education – apply before March 28th 2014! Get the Nutrition Program paid for to use in school.
Education secretary Michael Russell – staff involved in food education have chance for training in food, health and nutrition
A free download of the Powerpoint used as part of the Food Teachers conference can be found on this link.
Report by the University of Southern California.
Very useful day for all food teachers – come and get my presentation on maths in food teaching.
Details on this link - free one hour webinar on EU new food labelling rules 11 am Feb 20th
Useful to know how much salt is in our food – but remember many foods contain sodium naturally>
New labelling for 2014 with colour coded nutrients.
In 2014, the law is changing and the majority of food businesses will be required to provide detailed information about the allergens within the food that they sell.
The main subject areas using this program are Food Technology, Hospitality and Catering and Home Economics. BUT – there are many other subjects and school areas which study nutrition, recipes, meals and diets,
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition the scientific review by Prof David Benton says ‘Portion sizes of many foods have increased.’
The Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal calls for reduced portion size as a way to reduce calorific intake.
Yo! Sushi and Pizza Hut are to put calories on their menu according to Restaurant Magazine. This shows that the branded restaurant sector is moving towards the Government recommendation of publicising nutrition information.