Using BBC teach animation videos in food and nutrition lessons

The BBC teach website has recently launched a series of animated video clips based on the new GCSE Food and Nutrition curriculum. The videos which have been animated by Matt Howarth and the content written by food expert and consultant Anita Cormac OBE will be a welcome addition to my scheme of work in the… Continue reading Using BBC teach animation videos in food and nutrition lessons

Table top cooking with a Halogen Oven.

  Today I showed my year 10 group how to cook a whole chicken in a halogen oven.   I think halogen ovens are a great addition to any food classroom and have many advantages such as:   They can be used for table top activities if you are short of ovens. They are clear… Continue reading Table top cooking with a Halogen Oven.

Mental Health First Aid in schools.

  Yesterday, after two intensive days of training I qualified as a youth mental health first aider. I am very proud to have completed the course and I would highly recommend it to others who are concerned about young people’s mental health. When I completed my M.Sc. in public health promotion in 2006 I regularly… Continue reading Mental Health First Aid in schools.

Creating a recipe bank with food science links.

I am excited about the new Food Preparation and Nutrition Curriculum. One of the first jobs I have decided to do in preparation is to replan and rewrite all the recipes which will be used in the KS 3 curriculum to include notes on food science. This means that both staff and pupils will have… Continue reading Creating a recipe bank with food science links.

Differentiation in practical food lessons.

Differentiation in lessons is important to meet the needs of all pupils. It is often referred to a lot in CPD training days but very often CPD events do not give concrete ways of how to differentiate in practical food lessons. As head of food, I am currently planning a training day for all staff… Continue reading Differentiation in practical food lessons.