Food technology overlooked

13th October 1995 at 01:00
Once again home economics and food technology are being marginalised out of the curriculum, this time by The TES.

In her review of the teaching pack Food - A Fact of Life, Angela McFarlane referred to its usefulness to science and biology lessons, yet the major area of the curriculum in which children learn about food is in of home economics or food technology.

It is frustrating to hear constant moans about the state of children's health, their lack of knowledge about food, the loss of practical and parenting skills, when the subject which teaches these things is being squeezed out. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the role of home economics, or food technology, and reinstate it in the education of all pupils.

G OWEN-JACKSON Acting head of technology Thurston upper school Thurston Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

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