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Healthy Foods Product Design
Babington Community Technology College
Submitted by: Sioux Gardner
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Lesson Context
GCSE students project to design and make a new food product that is healthier than similar existing products as well as being creative and innovative.

Resources Needed
- Laser cutter;
- CAD software - we use 'Techsoft 2D Design'
- Nutritional analysis software;
- Fully equiped food room

Project Brief
The novelty cake section of the local supermarket sells a range of decorated sponge cakes. These products appeal to a range of people, but do not fit with our school policy of 'Healthy Eating'.

Your task to redesign novelty sweet product to be healthier. It must be a marketable product so should be aesthetically pleasing, innovative and creative.

Design and Manufacture
Students had to design both a remodelled healthier recipe and create an appealing finish to the product.

'Rocky' cake ready to receive final decoration of icing sugar dredge

Additional Information
This presentation was a low fat carrot and orange cake, aimed at increasing a user's '5 a day' intake as well as reducing their sugar and fat intake compared to a standard novelty cake.

The design of 'Rocky' was taken as a currently popular theme, to appeal to a trendy market. The stencil was designed in 2D design and cut out on a laser cutter.

From the the DfES funded and BECTa supported, joint NAAIDT and DATA project 'Embedding ICT in Design and Technology'