KS4 Design and Technology

Learn how to be creative in planning, designing and be a problem solver in science.

This page contains resources for the subject of design and technology with a focus on food preparation and nutrition:

  1. Nutrition – recommended guidelines for healthy diet, recommended energy provided by protein, fat and carbohydrates, specific functions, main sources, dietary reference values and consequences of malnutrition of macronutrients and micronutrients, calculating energy and nutritional values and plan recipes, meals and diets, major diet related health risks, importance of hydration
  2. Food – food provenance (how food are grown, how processing affects the sensory and nutritional properties of ingredients, impact of food and food security, technological developments, development of a culinary tradition), food choice (sensory perception, qualities, range of factors influencing food choices, food availability)
  3. Cooking and food preparation – scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food, and preparation and cooking techniques



(Please note the links below may not reflect on all the topics listed above)

Processing and vitamin content in cabbage – http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000569/the-hunt-for-vitamin-c-the-effect-of-cooking-processes-on-the-vitamin-c-content-of-cabbage

Golden rice – http://www.goldenrice.org/Content3-Why/why4_facts.php

Biofortified sorghum – https://farmingfirst.org/2011/01/fighting-poor-nutrition-with-biofortified-sorghum/

Biofortification – http://www.harvestplus.org/biofortification-nutrition-revolution-now

Food waste – http://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/storage/resource/downloads/43d2cea6-3a7a-46f7-a85e-e776686c6f23/original/food-waste-1-1.pdf

Global food system – http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/food-for-thought

The power of school meals – http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/communications/wfp250490.pdf

Iodine deficiences in China – https://farmingfirst.org/2011/02/fighting-iodine-deficiencies-in-china-through-fertilizer-and-irrigation/