In Food Study students focus on the principles of nutrition and the relationship of good nutrition to our well-being. Students learn how to plan diets appropriate for their age and lifestyle as well as how to find and evaluate information on nutrition. In addition, they are introduced to the fundamentals of food preparation for all the major food groups as well basic cooking tools, microwave cooking, and safety precautions in preparing and handling food.
In completing Food Study students do activities such as identifying the nutrient content of food prepared in various ways, describing how to prevent foodborne illnesses, reading and understanding the information on a can of food and on a meat label, identifying nutritious and easy to fix snacks from the major food groups, and describing how to prepare food to preserve the nutrients.
There are 8 examinations in Food Study. Byrd-Bredbenner, Adventures in Food and Nutrition!, The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.