Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition 2020 VCE Food Studies Program, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, Monday, 22. June 2020

VCE Food and Nutrition: Turning theory into practice
Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences offers VCE Food Studies students the opportunity to gain an insight into topical areas of food and nutrition in a laboratory environment at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.
The program offers you, as a Food Studies teacher, a great opportunity to reinforce aspects of the VCE curriculum, using Deakin University’s first class food laboratories. Students will interact with food and nutrition scientists whilst conducting and interpreting a range of laboratory tests. Schools may choose one or both of the laboratory sessions as well as take a tour of other facilities within the University.

Lab 1: Food Makers
Linked to VCE Food Studies Unit 2: Food of Study 2: Food in the Home
In this experience, students will explore the three basic methods of sensory evaluation. Discrimination testing will be conducted to determine whether a difference exists between food samples. Descriptive testing will be conducted to determine the nature and intensity of attributes in food samples. Preference testing will be conducted to determine how well food samples are liked. How these tests relate to the science of judging and evaluating the quality of food by the use of the senses (taste, smell, sight, touch and hearing) will then be discussed.Our VCE School Visit Program provides Food Studies students with valuable, practical laboratory experiences that will illustrate and demonstrate the applications of important food industry principles.

Lab 2: Healthy and sustainable food from paddock to plate
Linked to VCE Food Studies Unit 4: Food issues, challenges and of Study: Unit 4: Area of study 1 – environment and ethics & Area of study 2 – navigating food information
In this hands-on activity, students will have the opportunity to track a fresh food item from paddock to plate, and incorporate a variety of activities addressing sustainability, food security, food waste, labelling and health. This activity is flexible and areas of focus can be adjusted to your specific needs. Activities can include:

Use of specialised lab equipment, similar to that used in industry, to determine and item's quality, while taking into consideration food waste and sustainability.

Prepare and evaluate a food product using the items that would be labeled as 'second-grade'

Explore packaging techniques that could be applied to their developed foood product

Use specialised software to determine the product's specific nutrient content

Use online tools to apply the Health Star Rating.

Session information:
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th June, 2020Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July, 2020
2 time slots available per laboratory per day: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 3:00pm (times are flexible and can be adjusted if needed)Session duration: 2 hours
Cost per session: $150 +GSTNote: Maximum of 25 students per session

For more information please contact sens_enquire@ or 9244 5052.
We look forward to seeing you there!
School of Exercise and Nutrition SciencesDeakin University

Monday, 22. June 2020, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition 2020 VCE Food Studies Program

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