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Food & Nutrition is about accessing all of the curriculum through a journey of food. Every child can improve their whole life through a love and understanding of the importance of food.

Street food made and served by Year 7 students.

 

 

Why Study this Subject? 

Food & Nutrition will give you skills for a professional career in food nutrition, sports nutrition and product development. Food and cooking are skills for successful living through all of your life. Food brings quality of life to you and all your current and future family. 

"There is no sincerer love, than the love of Food." 

George Barnard - Shaw

Events

Keep an eye on the calendar and news pages for the latest information.

 

Topics of Study and Assignments 

In Year 7 you will learn five key cooking skills used in professional kitchens. The nutritive value of food and a balanced diet are key areas of study, too. 

In Year 8 you will learn how to cook international cultural cuisine from scratch, investigating current issues facing food and cooking today.

In GCSE Food and Nutrition you will learn how to plan and prepare nutritionally balance multi cultural food from scratch for particular target consumer groups. One large coursework project is worked on in Year 10. An exam is sat in Year 11.

The Team 

Stuart Davies, Head of Technology.

Tim Speller is the Lead Teacher for Food & Nutrition and qualified with a BA Hons in International Hospitality Management. His interests include surfing, windsurfing and snowboarding. He is also a BSA qualified surf coach. 

Rachael Wood is a Design Technology Teacher and qualified with BA Hons in History of Design. She also has a food hygiene certificate, a windsurfing certificate and has completed the advanced PADI scuba-diving. Her interests include professional cookery and sea-swimming.

Events and Activities 

Regular opportunities to cater for in-house events and competitions.
 

 

Contact 

Lead Teacher for Food & Nutrition timspeller@varndean.co.uk

Head of Department stuartdavies@varndean.co.uk