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Why study this subject?

  • GCSE in Fodd preparation and Nutirtion equips learnings with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook, enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.


Aims of the Course

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical characteristics of food as well as a sound knowledge of the nutritional content of food and drinks. 
  • Understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health 
  • Understand the economic, environmental, ethical and socia-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, diet and health choices 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food. 
  • Understand and explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and Internation) to inspeire new ideas or modify existing receipes.


What can this course lead to?


  • Careers Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE can lead to are;

    food technologists - catering - nutritional therapy - food stylists - sensory science - food science - retail - chefs  catering - quality control - research


Further reading:  GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition | Eduqas


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