ANA Webinar – The food curriculum project – Investing in the life skills of NZ children
The New Zealand school curriculum states; ‘it is expected that all children will have had the opportunity to learn practical cooking skills by the end of Year 8’. Research conducted by Massey University dietetic students in 2016 explored food programmes being taught in Year 8. The research found discrepancies in what was being taught, the foods being made, the length of the course, and the skills taught.
Over the past two years, vegetables.co.nz and the Heart Foundation have produced resources and launched a Year 8 Unit plan to assist teachers to deliver the curriculum. In 2020 Massey University students repeated this research to see what had changed. A summary of the findings will be presented at the webinar.