Food Technology AQA Context 2013 Special Dietary Needs and Biscuits
Ready March 2013
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Select Food uses the Nutrition Program and this page shows how they use it for their work.
The company runs a nutritional consultation and services for the food industry.
Liz Tucker is their nutritional and health advisor with extensive work experience in the food industry.
She also has a communications role promoting healthy eating and living to the consumer.
How do you use the Nutrition Program?
I use a very detailed food analysis programme for food labelling but use the Nutrition Program as a back up to double check the figures are about the same
What is the work that you do?
We run a nutrition consultation for the food industry.
How do you use the Nutrition Program for your work?
To carry out the food analysis for food labelling.
What features of the program do you find useful?
We use the menu analysis mostly.
What do you think about the Nutrition Program?
It is very easy to use and also good value.
From September 2014 primary school students will be taught basic cooking skills and in secondary schools all pupils will learn to make healthy meals. These proposals have been made in the new draft of the national curriculum. Health experts are concerned that students have little knowledge on how to cook and nutrition and this can lead to rise in childhood obesity and diet related diabetes.
A spokesman for the Department for Education said: “For the first time ever cookery will be a compulsory part of the curriculum from Key Stages 1 to 3. The new design and technology curriculum is about giving pupils the knowledge needed for their daily lives. Given the obesity issues that face our children today, it is vital that they know as much as possible about healthy eating and what constitutes a balanced diet.
“It’s also important that they can develop an interest and understanding of good food. By bringing this into the curriculum, we want to encourage children to develop a love of food and cooking that will stay with them as they grow up.”
The move is part of Government’s strategy to tackle obesity with one in three children being overweight by the age of nine.
A group of cooks and health organisations have a campaign called Averting a recipe for disaster.
The Children’s Food Trust, the National Obesity Forum, and Governments School Food plan and founder of restaurant chain Leon are all involved.
The Department for Education ordered a review into school meals last year led by Henry Dimbleby and Mr Vincent, the co-founders of Leon and this is how the process has developed.
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Pupil Premium is a type of funding.
The total national funding through the Premium will increase from £625m in 2011-12 to £1.25bn in 2012-13.
Schools receive the Pupil Premium each academic year from the government; the amount being determined by the number of students receiving Free School Meals. This funding makes sure that students who receive free school meals are not at a disadvantage compared with others.
Funding can be used to
- help staff provide support before and after school
- one to one tuition, paired reading, catch up projects
- provide resources to support learning – including the Nutrition Program
- resources for revision and immersion sessions linked to final exams – see our Ridgwell Press revision guides and apps.
Your Value Added indicator can outline student progress. The benchmark is 1000 for expected progress.