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Health and Food Technology

Course Level:  National 4

The purpose of this course is to allow pupils to develop practical and technological skills and knowledge and understanding to make informed food and consumer choices.

The Health and Food Technology course consists of 4 units:

Food for Health

Pupils will learn about the relationship between food, health and nutrition, about the dietary needs of individuals at various stages of life and current dietary advice. Practical cookery is involved.

Food Product Development

Pupils will learn about the functional properties of ingredients in food and their use in developing food products. Practical cookery is involved.

Contemporary Food Issues

Pupils will learn about factors which may affect food choices and contemporary food issues. Technological developments in food and food labelling is also covered. Practical cookery is involved.

Added value Unit: Health & Food Technology: Assignment

Pupils will be able to provide evidence through the successful completion of an assignment. The assignment will be to produce a food product in response to a given brief’.

Course Level:  National 5

The purpose of this course is to allow pupils to develop and apply practical and technological skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed food and consumer choices.

The Health and Food Technology course consists of 3 units plus an assignment and question paper:

Food for Health

Pupils will learn about the relationship between food, health and nutrition, about the dietary needs for individuals at various stages of life and current dietary advice. Practical cookery is involved.

Food Product Development

Pupils will learn about the functional properties of ingredients in food and their use in developing new food products. Practical cookery is involved.

Contemporary Food Issues

Pupils will learn about factors which may affect food choices and contemporary food issues. Technological developments in food and food labelling is also covered. Practical cookery is involved

Course Assessment: Assignment (50%) and Question paper (50%) out of 100 marks.

Further information can be obtained from:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45738.html