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Carbohydrate Test

Revision test for 6th Years
Carbohydrate Test

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Household Technology- Chapter 11

food processor
Link to excellent notes on household technology.

We will be studying the following:
1. Appliance with a motor- food processor
2. Appliance with a heating element – kettle
3. A refrigeration appliance- fridge
4. A microwave oven

For each appliance you need to be able to;
Draw and label a diagram
Explain the Working Principle
Describe the Construction of the Appliance
Outline Guidelines for Use
Outline Guidelines for Care and Cleaning

For your notes the following document taken from these notes, outlines the working principle of each Working Principle Document

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How much sugar and salt is in your breakfast?

Fifth years, below is an extract from the report I was discussing on breakfast cereals. Click on the link to read the full report.

Cereals compared – at a glance

Best overall:

Nestlé Shredded Wheat was the lowest in sugar, salt and fat. Quaker Oat So Simple Original

was low in sugar and salt and medium for fat. Weetabix was low in sugar and fat but had

medium levels of salt. Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli was one of the lowest for salt,

had medium levels of fat and although it contains 16.8g sugar per 100g, it comes from fruit.

Worst overall:

No cereals were high in all three nutrients, but several cereals were high in sugar and also

contained medium levels for fat and salt. These included all of the Crunchy Nut cereal

variety, of which Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes were highest for sugar and salt, Nestlé

Cheerios and Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Clusters. Lidl’s Cornflakes stand out for having the highest

salt content and Kellogg’s Frosties for being highest in sugar.

Lowest for sugar:

Nestlé Shredded Wheat (0.7g per 100g)

Quaker Oat So Simple (Original) (1.0g per 100g)

Weetabix (4.4g per 100g)


Highest for sugar:

Kellogg’s Frosties (37g per 100g)

Chocolate rice cereal from Asda (36.3g per 100g), Tesco (36.1g), The Co-operative, Lidl,

Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose (36g per 100g)

 Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Sugar Puffs (35g per 100g)


Lowest for salt:

Nestlé Shredded Wheat (trace)

 Quaker Oat So Simple (Original) (0.01g per 100g)

 Sugar Puffs1

(0.01g per 100g)

Dorset Simply Delicious Muesli (<0.1g per 100g)

Weetos Chocolately (0.23g per 100g)

 Alpen Original Muesli (0.28g per 100g)


Highest for salt:

Lidl Cornflakes (1.7g per 100g)

 Kellogg’s Cornflakes (1.3g per 100g)

 Marks and Spencer Cornflakes (1.25g per 100g)

 Nestlé Cheerios (1.24g per 100g)

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Resource Management and Consumer Studies

Household Finances notes, Part 1-  Budgeting, Credit and Mortgages

Household Finances Notes -Budgeting, credit, mortgages mortgage

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Sixth years last cookery class

It is hard to believe that it is almost that time of year again, but the end of the school year is fastly approaching, and so this week, I and each of my 3 sixth year classes had a very enjoyable fairwell breakfast or lunch together. To add to the nostalgia I have found a few photos from 4th year also! Now I will just have to see if I can find some 1st year ones too….





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