In this lesson, students will apply their knowledge of good food hygiene and safety practices throughout the user journey. The main activity follows John and his mother preparing food for a dinner party.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To identify harmful microbes that are commonly found in food
  • To identify conditions that promote the growth of harmful microbes and how to prevent this
  • To understand how to safely transport, store and prepare food
  • To understand risks and consequences of food poisoning

Activities Include:

  • Working in pairs, small groups or as a class to investigate the cause of an outbreak of foodborne illness at a dinner party.

Curriculum Links:

  • KS3: RSHE:
    • Health and prevention.
  • KS4: Food preparation and nutrition GCSE:
    • Cooking and food preparation - The scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food.