Family Meal Plans

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A fun way for students to engage with food technology from home in an online setting!

This resource was developed to assist students working from home to create a 7-day meal plan to help their family eat a healthy balanced diet that is nutrient rich. Students complete the blank personal profile sheets to record important information on all the people they are catering for in their meal plans. They are prompted to include age, gender, life cycle stage, activity needs, dietary requirements (allergies/intolerances), dietary disorders and any other general information that is helpful in explaining who the people they are catering for are.
Students then complete the daily meal plans for a seven-day period, providing a variety of foods to maintain a healthy balanced diet. After completing the personal profiles and meal plans students then complete the justification worksheet and the student self-evaluation. This resource aims to meet the needs of students from a multitude of abilities and it is to be differentiated at the teacher’s discretion. This resource was designed to be used across a number of stages, NSW syllabi and the Australian Curriculum where appropriate. This resource can be used digitally or physically with students.

Pack includes:

  • Blank family profile templates
  • Blank 7-day family meal plan templates
  • Justification worksheet
  • Student self-evaluation

Digital File Type: PDF (Acrobat) Document File


Relevant to:

Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus 7-8 2017
• explore the nutritional needs of a group of people, e.g. adolescents, toddlers CT
• plan nutritious dish(es) to suit a group within society, for example: DT – high calcium and iron for adolescents – food for cultural celebrations

Life Skills – Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus 7-8 2017
• identify nutritional needs for groups of people, e.g. adolescents, toddlers CT

Stage 5 Food Technology Years 7-10 Syllabus 2019
• investigate nutritional requirements throughout the life cycle, for example:
– pregnancy
– infancy
– adolescence

Life Skills – Stage 5 Food Technology Years 7-10 Syllabus 2019
› recognises the nutritional value of food items FTLS-3
• explore different nutritional requirements for each stage of the life cycle, for example:
– breast milk for infants
– nutritionally rich foods for growing children
– protein, calcium and iron needs for adolescents
– iron and folate needs during pregnancy
– protein and calcium needs for the aged

Australian Curriculum – Design and Technologies Year 7 & 8
Analyse how characteristics and properties of food determine preparation techniques and presentation when designing solutions for healthy eating (ACTDEK033)

Generate, develop, test and communicate design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP036)

Australian Curriculum – Design and Technologies Year 9 & 10
Investigate and make judgements on how the principles of food safety, preservation, preparation, presentation and sensory perceptions influence the creation of food solutions for healthy eating (ACTDEK045)


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