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Cooking and Nutrition

As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

 

Pupils should be taught to:

 

Key stage 1

 

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.
  • Understand where food comes from.

 

Key stage 2

 

  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet.
  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.
  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

 

"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients and recipes. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity." - Guy Fieri

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