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What do your students need to learn?

Gathering and analysing a range of information about the food and nutrition learning needs of your students will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes.  Possible learning outcomes that relate to the food and nutrition learning experiences in this book are listed below.  You could draw on these outcomes to set goals with your students and to provide them with feedback about their progress. 

Students will:




  • identify their nutritional needs for physical, social, and mental and emotional growth and the factors that affect their food choices
3 A 1
  • develop an action plan to meet their nutritional needs
3 A 1
  • investigate and describe lifestyle factors and media influences that impact on food choices and contribute to common food and nutrition health problems
4 D 1
  • recognise that different cultures may have different customs and beliefs associated with food
3/4 C 1
  • act responsibly to support the rights and the feelings of others who may have different food patterns
3/4 C 2
  • identify pressures that can influence food choices and demonstrate basic assertiveness skills to manage these
3 C 2
  • develop skills to meet and manage food issues at a personal or societal level
4 C 3
  • identify and practise basic risk-management strategies associated with food safety and personal hygiene
3 A 3
  • identify the principles underlying the gathering, purchase, storage, preparation, and cooking of high-and low-risk foods
4 A 3
  • demonstrate knowledge and use of safe food principles
4 A 3
  • research current school food practices and food guidelines and take action to improve their effectiveness
3 D 3
  • with the co-operation of staff and parents, select an issue related to food practices and food guidelines in the school and take collective action to enhance school health.
4 D 3