Principles of Food Science

Utilizing the five learning labs in the classroom students will learn basic culinary skills, the difference between popular food labels and trends, and ultimately the chemistry in our food. In this inquiry based, hands on course students will see, smell, feel, and taste the different aspects of the integrated food chain.  

 

“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, and a policeman, but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” 

- Brenda Schoepp 

 

May 03, 2018

Foriegn Foods Continued...

For Today (5/3 and 5/4):

 

In groups of 4:

  1. Select 1 food item per person in your group that represents each country being researched in your group

  2. Decide on 1 food item to actually prepare and turn ingredient list in the envelope in the classroom

  3. Create a flow diagram for the other three food items

  4. Start working on a poster for the food item you are actually making.  Using the platform of purchasing it in the frozen food aisle of a grocery store.

Please turn flow diagrams in on a piece of blank white paper.

April 30, 2018

Foreign Food Investigation (PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS)

This next unit involves investigating food in other countries.  Today's class will be spent researching food security, diets, agricultural products, etc.  

 

You must complete the research on a particular country independently (alone), To ensure that everyone has chosen a different country use the following link (Click Here for Country Selection Document) to see who has chosen which countries.  You CAN NOT double up or work together on the first part of this project.  You will be grouped together once we are finished with this assignment.

 

After you have selected a country to research, open the Google Doc link (Click Here for Google Doc Link)  There is thorough set of instructions to follow, make sure you start from the beginning.

 

April 23, 2018

Food Product Development

Today students will be preparing for some upcoming food product development projects, open the following PPT.  Students should take notes, this will work on the project assigned in the presentation.

April 16, 2018

Overview of Food Marketing Unit

This unit is to have students investigate the controversy surrounding different marketing tools used in our food supply.  Students have been grouped into a pro or con stance on a particular argument, whether that is organic, gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan diets.  Often times every argument comes down to lack of knowledge either one side of the argument has compared to the other.  Additionally, I want students to investigate the growing hunger awareness.  I am requiring students to cite sources properly as well as collect survey data to support their stance.  Students will also produce a food product to understand the dietary options available.  We will be using the process of a plated menu item that would be marketed a restaurant. 

April 11, 2018

Feeding the World

Using the paper previously written, you need to add to the topic, how do we feed the world.  Additionally, support your arguments with data from your surveys.

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