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
– use to test setting temperatures of egg mixtures, sauce thickening temperatures and cooking temperature. Food probe
use to find the nutritional value of flours, sugars, beans, … to help you make choices for foods to investigate. Nutrition Program! –
Digital camera – use your phone
Use phone to capture images
NEA 1 Food Investigations 10 Tasks
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
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.
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.
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What age group is eating your menu? Think about portion sizes and dietary choices.
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.
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
Couscous with roasted vegetables