Food technology revision products 2015

Coming mid March on Ridgwell Press site.

GCSE Hospitality and Catering and Home Economics subject reforms 2016/2017

Review postponed but Food Tech will be discontinued after the award 2017.

New Food School Standards Jan 1 2015

One or more fruit and veg each day, water, milk, 3 different fruit and veg, fruit juice limit 150ml, no more than 2 portions deep fried food a week.

Free course Food Allergen Awareness Lewes, East Sussex Dec 10th 2014

For all businesses and schools that want to know about allergen labelling.

Allergen labelling December 13th

Do you know the 14 allergens that must be listed for recipes served by caterers – new rules December 13th 2014

Food Teachers consultation Oct 22nd GCSE

Details of discussion between Louise Davies and Roy Ballam on new Food GCSE

Food information for Consumers Regulation FIC Dec 14th

Use our Food Labeller to get ready – it’s free!

New Cooking and Nutrition GCSE for 2016

Well done the School Food Plan and Louise T Davies for creating this new exam.

Allergen labelling at Bill’s restaurants

See how the amazing chain of restaurants – started in Lewes where I live – has labelled their menu to show allergens.

Allergen labelling what caterers need to know

December 14th is a big day for caterers to show how their recipes label allergens

Free school meals for KS1-2 September 2014

Cooks must make healthy meals for £2.30 for young school children.

Cut down on sugar

Call for free sugar to be cut from 10% to 5% of dietary energy particularly fizzy drinks.

BBC Radio 4 Food Program – Food and the Curriculum

Click the link to listen to Radio 4 exploring how food, cooking and nutrition will be taught from September 2014

Ofqual consultation – response needed as Home Ec and Catering are left out!

Really important that food teachers respond to consultation that removes our important subjects from future GCSEs!

School lunches – new nutritional guidelines – good news!

Less deep fried stuff, less pastry – more fruit and veg


FDF Spotlight on Calorie reduction

Useful chart showing what companies can do.

FDF Food labelling toolkit

Really useful booklet to help with new regulationsFood and drink labelling

Curries and peanut allergy on Radio 4

Almond powder used in curry sauces may have peanuts added.

Food labelling for vegetarian and vegan foods

There is no legal definition for this – down to Trading Standards.

New Nutrition for Fruit and Vegetables

New products added for up to date analysis

McCance and Widdowson version 7 on its way

September 2014 is date for version 7 with new and updated foods – urgently needed.

Food Technology GCSE AQA ideas for questions

This is a quick bit of research I’ve done to look at past questions in the exam paper

Leona Bruce uses Nutrition Program for her degree research

Thankyou to Leona for sharing her research into dietary needs with us.

Boy dies after eating Prawn Balti with peanuts

This article shows the importance of allergen labelling for caterers and also training staff to avoid cross contamination.

Nutrients in the Nutrition Program

Thanks to teacher Hayley for showing how students can show the % of nutrients in a recipe when using the Nutrition Program

Nutrients in recipe

Nutrients in recipe

Food technology GCSE Design Context Decorated Cakes 2014

This resource for Designing Decorated Cakes is ready. AQA Food Technology Context Decorated Cakes GCSE Revision.

Revision Food Technology GCSE 2014 Decorated Cakes

Revision Food Technology GCSE 2014 Decorated Cakes

Education Scotland Food for thought Education Fund

Funding for food education – apply before March 28th 2014! Get the Nutrition Program paid for to use in school.

Scottish school meals aim for healthy eating

Education secretary Michael Russell  – staff involved in food education have chance for training in food, health and nutrition

Maths and Food Powerpoint

A free download of the Powerpoint used as part of the Food Teachers conference can be found on this link.

Too  much protein may be dangerous to health

Report by the University of Southern California.

Food Teachers conference

Very useful day for all food teachers – come and get my presentation on maths in food teaching.

maths and food

Food labelling webinar

Details on this link – free one hour webinar on EU new food labelling rules 11 am Feb 20th

new food label

Changing sodium to salt

Useful to know how much salt is in our food – but remember many foods contain sodium naturally>


Traffic light labels

New labelling for 2014 with colour coded nutrients.

Traffic light

Allergen Labelling for 2014

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.


What subjecthealthys use the Nutrition Program?

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,

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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.

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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.

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