Are you currently planning support for your pupils around the NEA1 tasks for 2022/23? If so, don’t forget that we have plenty of resources on Food – a fact of life to help!
There is an area dedicated to Food science for pupils aged 14-16 years where you will find resources around:
- Functional properties of food
There are also a number of fact sheets and activities around the functions of ingredients, e.g. an investigation into the ingredients that thicken soup.
- Experiments and investigations
- Sensory science
There are also a couple of posters to encourage pupils to use good sensory vocabulary:
If you are looking for resources around particular ingredients, how they are processed and their functions in food, for example wheat, you will find them in the Food commodities areas:
There are also additional resources in the ingredients area for 11-14 years that your pupils might find useful.
We also have a NEW resource to support pupils developing and using appropriate technical language. The Key terms and definitions document is a comprehensive and interactive glossary, which is ideal for pupils when learning and practising vocabulary around food and nutrition and also for checking retrieval during revision activities.
Finally, if you would like to enhance your own knowledge around food science, why not complete one of our online courses? These are usually £45 each but we have made access to each of the courses free for the first 100 teachers that register. To find out more, go to:
Michaela Ryan, a secondary food and nutrition teacher at Wellington School, undertook the Sensory science online course. When asked if she would recommend the course to colleagues Michaela said, “Yes, because it is very easy to follow, can be completed at times to suit you and contains useful information which is presented in a clear, easy to understand way. It was a bonus that it was free too. My school doesn’t always have funding available for CPD courses so being able to do free courses is a huge incentive.”
Good luck to you and your pupils. Remember where we are if you need any further support: firstname.lastname@example.org
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