Portion sizes are needed for NEA 2 and you must show how your choice of dishes has the right portion control. But how do you know?
An average man needs 2,500kcal a day for a healthy body weight.
An average woman needs 2,000kcal a day for a healthy body weight.
Our video link shows how to use The Nutrition Program for portion sizes
How to find a portion size
Exam board NEA 2 marking statements
Planning – Accurate portion control was evident Eduqas
Accurate and excellent knowledge of nutrition is demonstrated AQA – need to have portion sizes to do this
Presenting – Demonstrates excellent portion control OCR
You can check the portion size for meat, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables on BUPA website
It’s a good idea to check out portion sizes of your favourite dishes using supermarket ready meals.
Sainsbury’s Ready Meals (Be good to yourself) give clues and their site shows portions.
How many portions does crumble serve?
What about the puddings?
So for your GCSE Food Preparation Assessment choose
Main course 350-400kcal portions – don’t forget you may serve with rice and vegetables
Desserts about 300kcal and portion 60-100g
Nadiya Hussain’s Pear and Blackberry crumble recipe which serves 4.
Each portion provides 856kcals – the average supermarket dessert provides 200-300kcal.
If portion serving were increased to 8 then the portion is reduced to 428kcal which is a healthier option.