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We run subject workshops for Year 12 students which can be delivered at your school or college or at City, University of London. We can run a few different subject workshops in one event if there are enough interested students. at City, University of London

Nutrition Subject Talk or Workshop - year 12

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Short Session  Delivered at your school/college or City, University of London Minimum students: 5

We run subject workshops for Year 12 students which can be delivered at your school or college or at City, University of London. We can run a few different subject workshops in one event if there are enough interested students.
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**Important note: this event is only for teachers making bookings for their school groups. Individual students interested in events at City, University of London are encouraged to attend an open day, taster day or book a campus tour. More information can be found here: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/visit-us**

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Our Nutrition and Food Policy department run a variety of sessions available for schools and colleges, including talks on what it is like to study Nutrition and Food Policy at university and taster lectures to give students a feel for university level study in the subject.

These sessions are for year 12 students, we may be able to deliver sessions for year 11 students in some circumstances.

The sessions can take place at your school or at City.

All of our sessions are fun and interactive and get students really thinking about nutrition and food policy.

We run taster sessions on the following topics:

Session 1: Know your fats, hidden sugar and fibre facts

A) Know your fats: Fast Food fat facts:

Knowing more about the amount and type of fat in foods can help you make healthier eating choices. These unique tubes contain “liquifat”—simulated fat that oozes from one end of the test tube to the other—and clearly remind students that too much fat in the diet can lead to health problems. Labels on the tubes enable students to compare the fat, calorie, and cholesterol content of the different foods.

b) Hidden Sugar:

Many foods that are considered to be healthy choices contain significant amounts of added or “hidden” sugar. Great for raising awareness about added sugar consumption, this test tube set reveals the sugar content of ten common foods.

C) Fiber Facts:

Most people need more fibre (roughage) in their diets, but they may need help to know which foods are higher in fibre. We need at least 30g per day. Can we meet the target.


Session 2: Visualise your portion size:

We’ll explore whether we are having the correct portion size of some of our favourite meals.

Session 3: Food Labeling

In this session we’ll explore correct food labelling through a quiz and an activity with examples of food labels, and take-home messages for students to implement at home.

Session 4: Vitamin D and Health

The session will comprise of a quiz to test students’ knowledge of vitamin D, and provide a mini taste lecture on the topic of vitamin D and health with take home messages for students to implement in their daily life.

Session 5: Sustainable food and cooking

We’ll challenge students to ask themselves the question: how does our food affect the planet, and what more could we do to protect it? This will cover content on calculating the environmental impacts (carbon, water use and land use) of the foods that they have eaten today; and discuss how changing cooking methods can reduce carbon emissions.

Session 6: Food waste

Of the 7 million tonnes of food waste discarded from UK homes each year, nearly half is edible! This session will introduce the issue of food waste, highlight the most commonly wasted food, and look at the best way to avoid food waste at home. For an activity we conduct a food waste questionnaire with the class and then talk through the results (1hr). If organized with enough notice, we can run a longer session where we conduct a waste audit with the class of the schools lunch bins (1hr+).

Session 7: Mapping the food system and your food environment

In this session we will get the students to think about and describe their connections to the UK and global food system, and then map out their weekly interactions with their food environments, at school and in their local neighborhood.

To find out more about our school and college liaison and widening participation teams, visit this page:

https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/apply/how-to-apply/information-for-teachers
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Available dates
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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
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