Transforming unhealthy foods into healthy living options in Year 10.
Year 10 students can choose Healthy Living as an elective option. As part of this course, students have learned about macro- and micro-nutrients and their importance to our health. From this knowledge, students then had to create a healthy version of an unhealthy food. Forcing ourselves to eat healthy foods that we don’t actually like can have negative impacts on our mental health. Accordingly, Year 10 attempted transforming tasty, yet unhealthy foods into menu options that were packed full of both macro- and micro-nutrients. Starting with simple foods, Sam Barta’s group decided to make pancakes with oats instead of flour and to include nutrient-dense ingredients such as bananas and walnuts. Sam expressed that he is looking forward to attempting a more complex food next lesson – pizza!