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Food Preparation & Nutrition

Welcome to the Food Preparation & Nutrition Department

Food Preparation & Nutrition

Subject Overview

For Food lessons in Years 7, 8 and 9, just like for other subjects of Design Technology and Textiles, pupils are placed in a group that is smaller than the average teaching group, with approximately 20 students. Each group has a Food lesson once at some point over the 2 week timetable. Food lessons are very much about learning where our food comes from, what nutrients each food contains, the effect different nutrients have on our bodies, making wise food choices and developing a range of practical skills in the kitchen which they can then use throughout life.

At KS4, should a student choose to study Food Preparation and Nutrition for a GCSE option choice, they will look in more depth at each food commodity, develop their food science knowledge and really broaden the range and standard of practical skills.

Meet the Food Department

The department team consists of 3 members of staff. These are:

Name Title
Mrs N Eastwood Head of Department
Mrs R Paccitti Teacher of Food
Miss V Farnworth Teacher of Food