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A.8.1 Discuss how religion and other cultural factors affect food choice and impact on health.
Some religions forbid certain types of food
A.8.2 Discuss how vegetarian and/or vegan diets affect food choice and impact on health.
Consider moral, religious, environmental and nutritional issues.
Vegetarian don't eat meat but do fish and dairy products
Vegan don't eat meat or dairy products
Religious (See Hindu link):
A.8.3 Define lifestyle.
A.8.4 Explain how lifestyle factors affect food choice and impact on health.
A.8.5 Explain how lifestyle factors have led to the development of new food products, such as snack foods and individual convenience foods.
A.8.6 Explain how travel, the media and lifestyle factors have led to increased consumption of foods from other cultures and the development of an international cuisine.
Travel, the media and lifestyle factors
A.8.7 Explain how (ironically) many of the most popular ethnic dishes consumed in the developed world were traditional staple foods.
Staple foods such as rice (Asia), pasta or noodles (Italy and Asia), potatoes (South America - Peru has some 33 varieties of spuds!) and Bread (Mesopotamia and Egypt)
NB: Chinese, Indian, Thai and Sushi are very popular dishes worldwide. Indian is now considered the #1 dish in England not to forget Chinese takeaway.
A.8.8 Define food allergy and food intolerance.
A.8.9 Explain how food allergies impact on diet.
Consider nut allergies.
A.8.10 Explain why a number of products not containing nuts are labelled with warnings that they may contain traces of nuts.
Consider how food processing machines are used and the potential for cross-contamination of nuts from one product to another.
A.8.11 Explain how food intolerances impact on diet.
Consider gluten intolerance.
A.8.12 Explain how to achieve a gluten-free diet.
Bulleted list and italicised paragraphs are excerpted from Design Technology: guide. Cardiff Wales, UK: International Baccalaureate Organization, 2007.
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