• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  9. 9
    9
  10. 10
    10
  11. 11
    11
  12. 12
    12
  13. 13
    13
  14. 14
    14
  15. 15
    15
  16. 16
    16
  17. 17
    17
  18. 18
    18
  19. 19
    19
  20. 20
    20
  21. 21
    21
  22. 22
    22
  23. 23
    23
  24. 24
    24
  25. 25
    25
  26. 26
    26
  27. 27
    27
  28. 28
    28
  29. 29
    29
  30. 30
    30
  31. 31
    31
  32. 32
    32
  33. 33
    33
  34. 34
    34
  35. 35
    35
  36. 36
    36
  37. 37
    37
  38. 38
    38
  39. 39
    39

Diet, health and personal preferences of body types.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Biography The computer programs which were used in my food technology project were: Microsoft word - This is where I completed all my write up Microsoft excel - This is where my graphs were produced Internet explorer- From here I accessed the internet where I managed to do a vast majority of my research Recipe calc - From here I managed to calculate the nutritional information of my recipes Paint - In this program I designed my packaging Smart draw - I used this program to design my flow charts Introduction Before I start this project I need to perform an awful lot of research to help me make my mind up about certain things. Here are the methods that I shall use to do my research Questionnaire Internet Picking up recipe's from shops E-Mail Primary Research For my food technology coursework I sent out 30 questionnaires asking people questions about their diet, their health and their personal preferences of body types. Asking people questions and about their health is important so I can get an idea of what most people's health is like. I also asked what types of body image people prefer and what people find most attractive. ...read more.

Middle

Changes in waist circumference reflect changes in risk for CVD and other chronic diseases. As with BMI cut-off values have been set to identified increased risk, but for waist circumference these need to be sex and population specific. As the risk varies single global values can not be used. This show's how dangerous being obese can be, therefore people should take try to be as healthy as possible. People should eat low fat foods too, and exercise at least 30 minutes everyday. Design Idea's 1 2 3 4 Pasta and Parmesan Pasta and Mozzarella Pasta and Cheddar Chicken and Cheese Cheese Cranberry sauce 5 6 7 8 Examples of existing products Date Name of Product Salmon and New Potatoes Chicken with a Parmesan cheese crust Chicken cooked in Cranberry sauce Pasta and 3 Cheeses Byte size Chicken with Cranberry sauce Pasta with Parmesan cheese Developmental work For my developmental work I needed to use decide which of my design idea's I should use and then change certain aspects of them to suit the consumer. I decided to develop my chicken and also my pasta dish ideas. The reason for this is because both of these foods are popular with the market sector which I am aiming it at. ...read more.

Conclusion

The reason for me having my packaging this way is because normally when opening up a product the packaging gets damaged and you cannot see the cooking instructions for example, but with this packaging all you have to do is pull out the plastic container, pierce holes in it and place it in the microwave. Evaluation My final solution turned out to be a very popular product amongst the people which taste tested it, the reason for this is quite probably the simplicity. I have made a meal which is healthy and appeals to the majority of the population. Therefore I believe that my product has been a success. I have met all of my targets, my product fits the design specification perfectly. The main difficulty which I had during this piece of coursework was deciding which recipe's I should develop, to help me decide I asked people what they wanted. I believe that this was the correct way of doing things as I could not go wrong. If I were to modify my product once again I would probably modify the ingredients, I would have more exotic ingredients. The reason for this is because exotic foods are becoming very popular in today's society. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mark Austen Food Technology Centre Number: 51515 Mark Austen Food Technology 2/39 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Food Technology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Food Technology essays

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM)

    a variety of ingredients and can also be linked to the main computer so that feed back is immediate (e.g.

  2. heal and social unit 2

    He usually skips breakfast every week. He eats whenever he has time. This will lead to obesity. I think Mr David needs to improve his diet because in the future his diet will affect him. His body is not getting enough nutrients as needed for his daily amount.

  1. In this task I will be investigating the possibilities of providing a healthy, nutritious ...

    felt my biggest strength was in the practical sessions, as I worked very tidily and hygienically, making sure washing up was done efficiently and that I worked safely with others around me. I had good confidence while cooking and made sure I was always very time efficient.

  2. Nutrition & Diet: Issues for People who have Learning Disabilities

    The small stature of people with Down syndrome may also cause obesity, as energy needs of smaller people is generally lower due to lower muscle mass (Perry 1996). Dinani and carpenter (1990) point out that hypothyroidism is common in Down syndrome, and if not treated will slow metabolic rate and therefore encourage weight gain.

  1. A healthy diet when Pregnant.

    Try to eat 300 microgrammes of folate a day. Good sources of folate are fortified breads and cerials and vegetables. A deficiency of Folate when you are pregnant can lead to birth defects. Vitamins. Vitamin B12 is essential to the growth and development of the baby.

  2. I have been asked to produce an A4 booklet describing the components of a ...

    Magnesium- Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body. It is needed for protein, bone, and fatty acid formation, making new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing muscles, blood clotting and forming adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The production and use of insulin also requires magnesium Phosphorous- An element that plays an

  1. Evaluation; preparation of a Thai style meal

    My time management skills were also weak and I allowed the preparation of my work to spread too long into the actual cooking time, this created extra stress. Some thing I could have done to help myself were measure out and pre cut and prepare everything in advance, I shyed

  2. Tomato soup is a very simple recipe, but companies make it in all different ...

    The Campbell's soup has even more protein than the Heinz soup does, but less fat and 21% less carbohydrate. The Weight Watchers soup is nutritionally deplete. The soup contains the lowest protein, carbohydrate and fat levels. This is because these are the nutrients that increase cholesterol levels if absorbed in excess.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work