After much success using edible insects with my GCSE groups during their product development work, I decided to introduce the concept of entomophagy (that is ‘insect eating’) during a practical lesson with my year 10 group. So the lesson objectives were simple To define entomophagy. To make a dish using edible insects in a group… Continue reading Cooking high protein dishes with tasty, nutritious and sustainable bugs.
Ok, so this blog may be a little controversial but as you will know by now if you are a regular reader of my website, I am passionate, emotive and opinionated and sometimes unknowingly I resort to ranting about the value of food education. Why am I like this? Well, because my experiences… Continue reading Should Celebrity Chefs write the GCSE Food Education specification?
Recently, I have been trialling the use of games to aid learning in my lessons. Why? Mainly, because I think that learning should be enjoyable and fun. I would consider myself very much an active learner so the thought of sitting still for 50 minutes listening and note taking would send me into an… Continue reading Top Chomps – engaging ways to teach about five a day.
A massive massive thank you to all of my fellow colleagues who have supported my venture and bought resources from me to raise money for the charity Magic Breakfast. The total raised so far is a fab £82.00. Thank you so much.I am so pleased! I am currently selling three detailed sample answers on cultural… Continue reading Cultural design ideas and sample answers Food Technology GCSE.
An article in today’s independent publishes this headline: “Japan’s high life expectancy linked to diet.” According to this article “The high life expectancy enjoyed in Japan is largely down to the nation’s healthy diet. The population of the island nation, which has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world, eat diets high in certain carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits as… Continue reading Japanese Food Education ‘Shohuiku’.
There are some amazing magazine resources available to food, nutrition and health teachers. My top favourites are the following: delicious magazine Complete nutrition magazine You are probably thinking what is she getting for plugging these magazines? The answer is nothing personally but professionally these magazines have given me a wealth of knowledge which has improved… Continue reading Globally, gluten free diets are on the increase.Is this due to health reasons or hype?
St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th March is fast approaching. As an young girl, growing up in Ireland it was one of my favourite days of the year and it still is now. It remains a national public holiday in Ireland and countries all over the world celebrate it in style. I also associate St Patrick’s… Continue reading Irish Food Culture – The Soda Bread Challenge.