Ones to watch in 2016 

Very worthwhile article in The Irish Times magazine a few weeks ago on “The ones to watch in 2016”. Chefs foodies, tech enthusiasts and folk from the design scene. homeeconomics #Irish #sharinginformation #homegrown #appdevelopers #blogging #foodscienceandnutrition #designers #foodblogging          

Valuable treasures

Rooting out the attic and found some of my grandmother’s things! She held onto this fashion piece from the paper in 1940’s and the pound note.. when people strived to be “smartly turned out” #irishindependent #1940s #fashion #HomeEconomics #textiles       

Raising awarenesses- get to know your labels

Coeliacs can experience one or more of these problems: diarrhoea constipation weight loss chronic tiredness anaemia failure to thrive in children chronic mouth ulcers stomach pain and bloating indigestion bone pain moodiness or depression infertility recurrent miscarriages Take a look at some gluten free produce the students gathered form their own cupboards and local shops. … Continue reading

Taking a deep look at nutritional labeling

Energy is measured in kilocalories¬† (kcal) or kilojoules (kJ) In class today we look at energy balance and how to calculate the energy value in KJ and Kcals. Energy balance is reached when : energy intake¬† = energy output¬† If energy intake is greater than energy output, this means being overweight or obese ¬®If energy … Continue reading

QOTD

Very appropriate quote for today’s outing to¬†http://www.homegrownfoodfestival.ie/ at home here in Donegal. I’m never one to turn down good food. Always stop to taste! #mindfuleating #goodfood #localfoodsgood, supportlocal #foodfestival

Home Economics teaching vital life skills

How to do we solve this issue? Make Home Economics compulsory. Home Economics provides students with vital life skills, how to plan and cook nutritious and economical meals and how to select healthy nutritious food for themselves and their family #‚Äéfoodeducation‚Ĩ ‚Ä™#‚Äéfoodliteracy‚Ĩ‚Ä™#‚Äémakehomeeconomicscompulsory‚Ĩ ‚Ä™#‚Äénomoreexcuses‚Ĩ #foodliteracy‚Ä™#‚Äéhomeeconomics‚Ĩ ‚Ä™#‚Äéconfidenceintheirpreparation‚Ĩ How to do we solve this issue? Make Home Economics … Continue reading