Food and Nutrition

Knowing how to choose and prepare healthy and nutritious food is a very important skill in life.

Improving the health of the upcoming generation is vitally important, not only for the sake of individual students and their families but also for the sake of public health and budgets.

The Food and Nutrition course here at RGS offers many valuable benefits to students. For example, the course will enable students to: 

  • use food preparation equipment 
  • learn different cooking techniques
  • follow a recipe 
  • understand the health benefits and potential dangers of specific foods, nutrients, and additives  
  • evaluate the contents in recipes and the ingredients listed on food packages 
  • prepare and store food safely 
  • take precautions to prevent foodborne illness 
  • discover healthier ways to make their favourite foods while maintaining a food’s appealing taste 
  • discover ways to buy healthy foods and ingredients cheaply 
  • eat interesting foods that they haven’t tried before 
  • eat foods from other cultures 
  • develop an interest in creating new recipes 
  • support their family’s health through diet 

All pupils will study Food and Nutrition in the Lower School as part of the DT carousel, comprising 11 week modules. Students can also participate in an after school cookery club where they have an opportunity to enhance their practical skills and further develop their love of cooking. 

GCSE students will undertake trips and masterclasses and all students are encouraged to participate in House Bake Offs and help our school charity ‘Loveworks’ who work with families experiencing food poverty.


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