|Students will be introduced to the concepts of nutrition and what constitutes a healthy balanced diet. Students will gain understanding of nutrients, their functions in the body and how nutritional requirements vary in different situations. This includes learning about macronutrients, micronutrients and other dietary constitutes.
Students will gain an understanding of how nutrients are structured and use chemical terms and models. Students will learn to identify the main and secondary sources of all nutrients and classify in different ways. Through the use of food labels, recipes and nutritional values resources, students will learn how to classify nutrients in foods. They will also gain skills which will allow them to assess the impact of food production methods on nutritional value.
Students will acquire skills to enable the planning and cooking of nutritionally balanced/ complex dishes, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the importance of food safety.