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Design and make a special diet product, which could be sold in a major food retail outlet.

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Assignment 2003 - 2004 " Sport Diet" BRIEF Design and make a special diet product, which could be sold in a major food retail outlet. DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIETS * Sport Diet - High Carbohydrate/ Low (medium) Fat * Diabetic * Cultural/Religious * Allergies milk, wheat, eggs, nuts * Vegetarians vegans/semi * Calorie Controlled * Diets for ill people heart problems - low in cholesterol * Control Nutrient Levels low fat/high fibre/high vitamin/minerals * Non - Alcoholic Keywords * Design * Special Diet * Product * Major Food Retail Outlet Points to Consider * Ease of preparation * Price * Time * Taste * Nutritional value * Presentation * Ingredients * Suitable for Brief * Healthy * Target Group ANALYSIS WHO FOR? People who are doing a lot of sport and need to stay in shape as well as have lots of energy. WHAT? It will be a special diet product that will be suitable for athletic people. WHERE? It will be sold in a major food retail outlet. WHY? It is being done for a GCSE project. WHEN? It will be finished in the next 6 months. RESEARCH Many more people are now aware and concerned about their own health and this has brought about a change of attitude to exercise. It is not just the sporting elite who enjoy and seek fitness. Ordinary people also want the benefits that go with fitness and some go to extraordinary lengths to achieve high levels of performance. With this diet it would make it easier for them to exercise and keep up with it. Body composition is important to both the top sports people and to ordinary people. The elite athletes have a good body build for their sport and one reason for taking part in sport is that it improves body shape. The first thing that would spring to mind for most people is their weight, that's why this diet is especially good as it makes you lose weight without being totally exhausted. ...read more.

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Cut the rectangle in half and divide each half into 3 pieces to make 6 even sized rectangles. Leave to chill for 20 minutes. 3. Lightly score the edges of the pastry rectangles and brush with the beaten egg. 4. Spread the pesto over the rectangles, dividing it equally between them, leaving a 2 1/2 cm border on each one. 5. Arrange the tomato slices along the centre of each rectangle on top of the pesto. 6. Season well with salt and pepper to taste and lightly sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves, if using. 7. Bake the tarts in a preheated oven, 200�C for about 15-20 minutes until well risen and golden brown. 8. Transfer the tomato tarts to warm serving plates straight from the oven and serve while they are still piping hot. Changes/ Alternatives Instead of individual tarts, roll the pastry out to form 1 large rectangle. Spoon over the pesto and arrange the tomatoes over the top. NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS Total Nutrient content Energy (kJ) Energy (kcal) Protein Carbohydrate Fat (g) EVALUATION The tomato tarts are very easy to make since you don't have to make the pastry because you can buy it already made. You don't have to be able to do anything as it all is very straight forward. They cook very fast and it wont take you long to prepare it, too, so it will all be ready very soon. The tart is also very healthy as there isn't anything that could be bad for you in it. The fat content is okay and there is a good amount of protein. They are also very filling so you won't need to eat a lot to fill yourself up. There is more vitamins in here too so it really does fit my design criteria as a quick snack. It is appealing, also I think it is original and not that expensive. ...read more.

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Collect ingredients Open bags High Check Bags Visual Discard CCP Weigh ingredients Dirty workers High Check Workforce trained Basic food hygiene certificate Retrain workers QC Mix dough Dough insufficiently mixed Low Mix 5 minutes Visual Mix 2 minutes longer After all the quality and health checks I think my product is ready to be packaged and labeled. PACKAGING AND LABELLING Packaging is very important in many ways: * Keeps food in hygienic conditions * Protects the contents from damage * Prevents tampering * Conveys information to the consumer * Attracts customers My product will be packaged in a metal flowered tin. It is a different shape and it is a new product so will attract more attention and hopefully more buyers. I'm using metal because it can easily be opened, can be recycled; helps preserve food more than other types of packaging. It also protects the product inside as it isn't easily squashed or broken, and it also improves the appearance of packaging. A picture below shows the type of tin I would like to sell my biscuits on but add the pictures of biscuits and their name on top. It will also have label on the bottom with storage instructions and name/address of the manufacturer, ingredients, nutritional value, bar code etc. An example of this label is below: CONCLUSION After going through all the developing processes in the product I can say that I am satisfied with it and think I have made the right choice by choosing Oat & Apricot biscuits to be my final idea. The nutrients are right and they will give people a lot of energy for their exercises and so would be very ideal for the 'Sport Diet'. I think customers will be happy with this product as it wont make them put on weight as it has just the right amount of fat in them to help you exercise without getting tired quickly. So in conclusion this food product is the right one for my diet requirements. ...read more.

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