Project ID - TIS001229
Food Allergens in Practical Recipes: We are hoping to develop a classification system to identify the potential common food allergens present in all practical recipes prepared within our Department through Key Stage 3 Home Economics, Level 2 Occupational Studies and GCSE Food and Nutrition. Student tutors will be involved in producing an index file which lists the ingredients of all practical recipes currently being prepared and identifying the common allergens in each recipe. Students will be responsible for cross-referencing this information with medical information held on students with food allergies in Years 8-12.

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Ulidia Integrated College
BT38 7JL


Chantal Ford

Student Skills

We are ideally looking for a student who has experience relating to food and nutrition, health and wellbeing, child development and/or Health and Social Care. Essential skills include: - Good time management - Sound sense of initiative - High level of written communication skills - Sound ICT skills - Independent research skills - A confident and approachable nature

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Upon completion of this project our Home Economics students stand to benefit in terms of raised awareness of allergens in practical recipes. This will support curriculum delivery for Key Stage 3 Home Economics, Level 2 Occupational Studies and GCSE Food and Nutrition. Significantly, our students with food allergies will benefit from the health and safety approach afforded by the accurate labelling of practical recipes and will be protected to a greater extent from the risk of anaphylactic shock or food intolerance symptoms.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Student tutors will be able to extend their own knowledge and understanding of allergens in food. Students will develop their skills in relation to independent research, information gathering, written communication and presentation skills. Students will gain confidence in interacting with Key Stage 4 and 5 students. They will also be able to gain understanding of the running of a busy Home Economics Department and will gain insight in to lesson planning and delivery, differentiation, assessment procedures, data tracking and intervention - all of which may be of use for Student tutors wishing to pursue a career in teaching.

Extra Information

We would be extremely keen to have more than one student placed within our busy Department. We currently deliver a wide range of subjects at Key Stage 3-Key Stage 5 and so this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a multi-disciplinary Department. Subjects currently on offer include: - Key Stage 3 Home Economics - GCSE Food and Nutrition - GCSE Health and Social Care - GCSE Child Development - BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care - Level 2 Occupational Studies - BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care - A Level Health and Social Care

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