In year 7 students will be introduced to the basis of safe cooking and use of a food room, safe preparation of food and healthy eating. They will have the opportunity to learn a range of basic food preparation skills, including using the hob, knife skills and combining ingredients.
The introduction to healthy eating is linked to current issues across Portsmouth and with the understanding that Portsmouth has a high rate of obesity. We explore the risks associated with the consumption of excess sugar and of energy drinks. Students will build on this knowledge and skills, adapting recipes applying their understanding of food science and how recipes work and the function of ingredients. They will begin to explore different diets and be exposed to the moral and cultural decisions surrounding food choice.