Equipment for NEA 1 investigations

My list of essential equipment for investigations – things I have used for my experiments for NEA 1 Food Invesigations 10 Tasks.

Digital scales – you need accurate measurements for testing recipes

Digital scales

Food probe  – use to test setting temperatures of egg mixtures, sauce thickening temperatures and cooking temperature.

Nutrition Program! use to find the nutritional value of flours, sugars, beans, … to help you make choices for foods to investigate.

Digital camera – use your phone

Use phone to capture images
measuringcylinder

measuring cylinder

cover
NEA 1 Food Investigations 10 Tasks
Star profile
Thermapen

Revision Questions for Food Preparation and Nutrition AQA Spec by Jenny Ridgwell

100 Quick Multichoice Questions with Answers for starter and active learning revision. Questions link to the exam board specification written by Jenny Ridgwell
Plus Sample paper for GCSE AQA
100 multichoice questions
Answers to questions
Self Assessment Mark Scheme

Revision Questions AQA

Plan a menu

For Hospitality and Catering students here are a few tips on menu planning.

Choose foods with different colours and textures for an appetising choice.

Serve food when it is in season – like fresh salad in summertime.


Dan Gold

Present food attractively using interesting dishes and unusual garnishes and decorations.

Make healthy choices and avoid serving too much fried food or dishes which are high calorie.


unsplash-logokayleigh harrington
What age group is eating your menu? Think about portion sizes and dietary choices.

Taylor Kiser

Using Nutrition Program for AQA Eduqas OCR Food Preparation and Nutrition

Download for free the 3 resources for Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE

We’ve written 3 resources for each exam board to show how to use the Nutrition Program for

Food Investigation NEA  Task 1

Food Preparation NEA Task 2

Teaching the subject content.

 

Recipes for Food and Nutrition GCSE

I’ve been developing recipes for Food and Nutrition GCSE looking at the skills required to get the higher grades.

What really bothers me is that exam boards want skills related to pastry and sauce making and these all contain lots of FAT!! I am getting fatter doing the testing!

The recipes are logged on my Jenny Ridgwell site and I will be doing a nutritional breakdown and Recipe sheet for each.

Chicken and mushroom pie

Chicken liver pate – increase the iron

Cheese straws 

Couscous with roasted vegetables  

Moussaka

Samosas

Peach tart

Tarte Tatin

Moussaka