Food Product Development Drivers Activity

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Use visual cues and explicit examples to help students understand the drivers behind food product development.


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Use visual cues and explicit examples to help students understand the drivers behind food product development.

This resource was developed to be used as a series of visual cues intended to be displayed inside the food technology classroom.

The poster pack is recommended to be used alongside the Part 4 – Reasons For and Types of Food Product Development resource as the information in the posters is taught in depth in the part 4 resource if you are using this with stage 6.

This resource also includes a collaborative activity where students match current real world examples to the driver posters and complete a two part worksheet.

N.B. – The product cards can meet a variety of drivers and it is up to the teacher’s discretion to discuss this with students. A potential answers sheet is provided for the activity however these products are not limited to just the answers provided. It is an opportunity for students to justify their choices regarding the reason for each product’s development.

Pack includes:

  • 12 x A4 classroom posters
  • 24 x food product cards
  • 7 slide PowerPoint explaining driver categories
  • Teacher activity instructions and suggestions for use.
  • Activity Potential Answers
  • 5-Page Student worksheet


Digital File Type: PDF (Acrobat) Document File, PowerPoint, Word Doc.

Resource Type: Posters, PowerPoint, Outcome Task, Activity.


Relevant to:



H1.3 justifies processes of food product development and manufacture in terms of market, technological and environmental considerations


Students Learn About:

Reasons for and types of food product development

  • drivers of the development of food products:
  • market concerns such as health, dietary considerations and the environment
  • consumer demands such as convenience foods and cost
  • societal changes including increasing ageing population, single person households and longer working hours
  • technological developments such as processing equipment and packaging materials
  • company profitability such as increasing market share

 Stage 5 Syllabus Food Technology

  • recognise that different reasons exist for food product development, for example:

– as a response to health issues, eg reduced-fat milk, probiotic yoghurt

– concern for environment, eg food products packaged using recyclable materials

– technological developments, eg modified atmosphere packaging

– response to consumer demand, eg convenience food products


3 reviews for Food Product Development Drivers Activity

  1. (3)

    Jennifer Jack (Verified user)


    Fabulous resource! I’ve used the product cards when teaching various aspects of the Stage 6 Food Tech course.

  2. (3)

    Joanne Willis (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

  3. (3)

    Gail Willingham (Verified user)

    Outstanding resource

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