Food is an important and essential part of our everyday lives. A good diet is essential for good health and research shows that many people fall short of national dietary recommendations. A poorly balanced diet can contribute to the risk of developing a number of diseases and conditions including tooth decay, obesity, certain cancers, diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. Having an understanding of dietary needs and knowledge of consumer choice and rights will encourage individuals to develop positive attitudes and values towards factors which can impact on their own and others’ health and food choices.
Practical food activities feature across the food and health experiences and outcomes so that children and young people will enjoy a variety of opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to plan and safely prepare dishes for a healthy balanced diet to meet their own needs and the needs of others. In this way they will gain an appreciation that preparing and eating food can be a pleasant, enjoyable and social experience.
Mr D McMillan
- Home Economics
- Hospitality – Practical Cookery