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Year 7 Food Technology

Year 7 Food Technology


Charlotte Hewitt
Charlotte Hewitt
Year 7 Food Technology

In year 7 we have been learning about the Eatwell guide and how to incorporate this into our diet. The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions of the main food groups that form a healthy, balanced diet:

eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day

base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy carbohydrates, choosing whole grain versions where possible

have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soy drinks); choosing lower fat and lower sugar options

eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 portions of fish every week, 1 of which should be oily)

choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts

drink 6 to 8 cups/glasses of fluid a day

If consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar have these less often and in small amounts.

Students have been learning a range of new cooking skills to help them make both sweet and savoury dishes that can be eaten as part of a healthy and balanced diet. These new skills include; knife skills, using the oven or grill and using the hob to fry and boil.

After completing each recipe in their practical lesson students are expected to evaluate the food based on success criteria and sensory analysis.

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