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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

Food and Nutrition

Curriculum Intent

The intent of our Food and Nutrition curriculum is to apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating, instilling a love of cooking in all pupils.

 Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill for pupils now and in later life. Throughout their time at school, we aim to encourage independent learning through practical participation.

The department ensures that our students have a wider understanding of environmental impacts on our choice of foods and why there should be more encouragement to buy in season.

Our students learn about multicultural foods and experience how different cultural foods influence our everyday food choices. This enables our students to have a clear understanding of different religions and ethical beliefs and how these have influence over our western lives.

 Students also have a clear understanding relating to food choices and the impact on the environment relating to food waste.

The department has a strong focus and drive to develop independent learners promote high standards of academic achievement through making and evaluating dishes.

The department has a strong belief that all students should be independent enabling our students to develop personal responsibility and self-motivation and to consider the needs of others. This equips our students with the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.