VCE Food and Nutrition: Turning theory into practice

Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences offers VCE Food Studies students the opportunity to gain an insight into topical areas of food and nutrition in a laboratory environment at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

18 - 29 June 2018
Deakin University, Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, 
Victoria 3125

Event details

Lab Experience 1
Influence of Immigration on Australian Food Culture
Linked to VCE Food Studies Unit 1: Food Origins
Area of Study 2: Food in Australia

In this experience, we will explore patterns of migration to Australia and how such migration has shaped the Australian diet and cuisine. Students will prepare one traditional dish as it would have been originally prepared when it was brought to Australia and an “Australianised” version of this dish. The characteristics of the prepared dishes, including typical ingredients, flavours, methods of preparation and serving, will then be discussed.

Lab Experience 2
Principles and Practices for the Sensory Evaluation of Food Products
Linked to VCE Food Studies Unit 2: Food Makers
Area of Study 2: Food in the Home

In this experience, we will explore the three basic methods of sensory evaluation. Discrimination testing will be conducted to determine whether a difference exists between food samples. Descriptive testing will be conducted to determine the nature and intensity of attributes in food samples. Preference testing will be conducted to determine how well food samples are liked. How these tests relate to the science of judging and evaluating the quality of food by the use of the senses (taste, smell, sight, touch and hearing) will then be discussed.

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Session duration: 2 hours
Cost per session: $450 (ex. GST)
Note: Maximum of 20 students per session

Contact the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences:
Email: ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au 
Phone: (03) 9244 5436

Key information

Date and time

18 - 29 June 2018

Location

Deakin University, Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, 
Victoria 3125