Simple practical cooking is a fundamental life skill that all young people should be
able to master by the time they leave secondary school.
Through practical cooking, young people are empowered to make healthy choices
themselves. These choices take place all the time: when we plan our meals, when
we shop, when we store our food and when we cook it. At every stage of the
cooking process, young people need to have the knowledge to turn these choices
into informed choices.
Cross promotions among media companies, food sellers, and toy companies advance the
corporate goal, as one marketing expert put it, “to establish a situation where kids are exposed to
their brand in as many different places as possible throughout the course of the day or the week,
or almost anywhere they turn in the course of their daily rituals” (Kjos, 2002). Supermarket
shelves are filled with such links, such as Rugrats characters on packages of Kraft Macaroni &
Cheese. Tie-ins like these are designed to lure children into...
We asked Rowett to look ahead to 2020 and to map how the diet changes in line with predicted
increases in population. The modelling shows that our diets will not need to change that much from
current guidelines if we are to meet the WWF 2020 GHGE targets. We will still be able to eat meat and
dairy, crisps and chocolate, for example. The weekly menu contains fish and chips, macaroni cheese,
chicken curry and beef chilli, as well as plentiful amounts of fruit and vegetables – so it’s not a mundane
menu. This demonstrates that you do not necessarily...