The UK’s eating habits – Exam practice question.

  As mentioned before, food teachers need to keep up to date with current food trends, nutritional information and indeed eating habits. I read the BBC news website daily scanning it for articles which may be useful for lessons; in particular for A level discussion type questions. So I recently spotted this fab article “10… Continue reading The UK’s eating habits – Exam practice question.

Food Technology School Trip – Sorrento here we come!!!!

I am beyond excited. I am in the process of arranging a trip for  my Year 10 – Year 13 pupils to experience the wonderful food culture of Italy in one of the most beautiful places that I have visited in the world – Sorrento. The beautiful coast, trees lined with lemons;  Limoncello, garlic and… Continue reading Food Technology School Trip – Sorrento here we come!!!!

Food Trend 2016 .Can eating insects save the world?

I used this statement as a starter recently in a lesson.   Can eating insects save the world?   Pupils were asked to write down in silence what thoughts came to mind when they read this statement.   Following that we had a brief discussion which included some of the following comments or points:  … Continue reading Food Trend 2016 .Can eating insects save the world?

A lesson on hunger – questions, resources and discussion points.

    The aim of this lesson is to raise awareness of the global epidemic that is world hunger.   By the end of the lesson pupils should be able   to reflect on these questions. How does hunger affect me personally? How does hunger affect people in my community? What impact does hunger have… Continue reading A lesson on hunger – questions, resources and discussion points.

Prevent Food Waste Club

Food waste bothers me. I often have very interesting discussions with my pupils in lessons about this topic. Many points are raised which prepares pupils if it comes up as a topic on exam papers but also allows them to reflect on issues such as world hunger, food security and food poverty. At the end… Continue reading Prevent Food Waste Club

Why schools need to talk about mental health?

Tonight on Channel 4 Edna O’ Brien, the 80-year-old Irish writer give out some sterling advice. She said “never lose your feelings” as she admitted to often feeling lonely and that her “gift of language has been her bread and wine”. As a fellow Irish woman, I admit that my love of education has been… Continue reading Why schools need to talk about mental health?