Food by its very nature is a creative, exciting, practical and fun subject.  It allows students to be imaginative and hands on.  Students use their skills to solve real life human need problems in a variety of contexts.  It is the only subject where students actually get an edible end product to take home to family after a lesson.  Producing a product that is then taken home and shared with family and friends gives students a real sense of achievement and self-worth, with all ability students are able to achieve.  

Teaching students how to be well informed consumers can have a huge impact on their later life i.e. the ability to understand food labels and nutritional information on packaging will help to make informed decisions on the products that they select and eat.

An understanding of nutrition and food ultimately fuels better academic success across the curriculum thus benefitting the whole school and will help to address the health concerns of the nation. The practical skills gained will support students in later life and beyond the realms of the classroom and encourages healthy eating both within themselves and challenges the choices that are made as a family.

Students demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired about such things as preparing food for people with different dietary needs or different ethnic backgrounds, and cooking food that is ethical and ecologically sustainable. Food helps students to adapt, be flexible and change to situations that occur, making them more resilient to finding solutions to problems that occur in their lives.

Food is not only a life skill and the skills and technique students will be taught will be beneficial throughout their lives.

Please click below for the full Food and Nutrition Curriculum Map which outlines the content of Year 7-13 in more detail. Also available is other useful information about the Food and Nutrition department.

Food and Nutrition Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Food and Nutrition Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Food and Nutrition Example Schemes of Learning

Food and Nutrition Example Schemes of Learning

Year 7 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 8 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 10 Example Scheme of Learning

Food and Nutrition Knowledge Organisers

Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

Year 7 Food and Nutrition Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 Food and Nutrition Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 Food and Nutrition Knowledge Organiser

Staff Contacts

Mrs M Beccan Head of Food Preparation & Nutrition beccan@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mrs M Porter Teacher porter@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mrs H Califf Food Technician
Mrs C Gannon Food Technician

Useful Links

For Food and Nutrition: