Latymer Prep School

Food and Nutrition



Food and Nutrition introduces the important fundamentals of cooking, incorporating the principles of healthy eating and basic nutrition.  As they progress through the years, the children will build a repertoire of skills which will enable them to become independent in the kitchen. Every lesson students will learn the importance of safety and hygiene in practice. Other key topics such as food provenance, factors affecting food choice and  food science are also explored and linked to practical application. 

Cooking is a fun and practical way to encompass other subjects, including Science, Maths, English and Art. The subject teaches specific skills whilst developing organisational skills and creativity, and enhances manual dexterity through the preparation and combining of ingredients. It also encourages an understanding of the value of teamwork, observing co-operation, tolerance and construction within the group.

At the end of year 6 students will be able to plan and cook a healthy meal independently. The subject teaches valuable life skills, consisting of a knowledge of food and a passion for cooking and healthy eating which will be useful for the rest of their lives.