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This paper will explore a number of key issues surrounding the teaching of food
technology in primary schools ten years after the introduction of design and
technology in the National Curriculum in England and Wales.
The issues covered include the teaching of food before the introduction of the
National Curriculum and the situation following its implementation. The paper will
draw from findings of a small-scale research project into food technology in the
primary schools of a local authority and the work of The Royal Society for the
Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Reference will be
made to the results of a trial by PGCE and BA QTS primary students of a food
technology unit from the Nuffield Primary Design and Technology Project.
The paper finishes with a summary concluding that a range of resources are now
in place to support the development of food technology in a large number of