Food Technology at its Best! 15/11/21
Rosedale College and Food Technology staff are committed to offering a whole-school approach to healthy eating.
A vast body of research shows that improved nutrition in schools leads to increased focus and attention, improved test scores and better classroom behaviour. Healthy school food can also increase school connectedness and reinforce to children, families and the community that students’ health and well-being are valued.
Every student in Years 7 and 8 are offered Food Technology classes where they are taught theory on healthy eating as well as undertaking a range of practical activities on producing healthy products and meals. We are very proud of the fact that we are able to offer this facility free of charge to students. As a college, Rosedale offers healthy eating education in the school curriculum, providing students with the skills and knowledge to promote a healthy diet. This includes growing sustainable foods, budgeting, shopping, food preparation, cooking and trying new foods.
Food Technology also leads and assists in health promotion and healthy eating activities in the College, and tries to encourage healthy eating as being the ‘norm’ and role modelling healthy eating behaviours and attitudes. Food Technology is very popular as a subject and is currently full as an extra-curricular option, reflecting its popularity. The excellent skills of our students illustrate the hard work and excellent products produced by our students for the recent Open Evening.