Sports Students Cookery Lesson

We often expect sport students to design in depth diet plans for athletes as part of an assessment on nutrition modules.  These assessments normally require the learner to list meal suggestions and advise on the best way to prepare food to ensure it retains all its vital nutrients.  Considering, however, that the majority of our 16-19 year old learners have never cracked an egg, let alone made a nutritious egg white omelette, we at Educate Me find this whole approach to teaching nutrition counter intuitive.

As part of our assessment strategy, we ask our Level 3 personal trainer students to prepare their own nutritious post workout meals using locally sourced ingredients, many of which the learners have neither heard of or tasted before.

Concepts such as good fats and bad fats, become a whole lot easier to understand when the learner can actually experience what cold pressed extra virgin olive oil tastes like, compared to reading it off a powerpoint.

Learners can be seen here making four high protein, moderate carbohydrate and low fat meals that their athlete case studies can consume post exercise.  Learners prepared the ingredients themselves, most experiencing this for the first time.  After sampling their delicious meals, the level 3 personal trainer students served up their offerings to the younger level 2 gym instructor students and also shared their new skills on how to prepare the meals.  A final calculation of the fat, carbohydrate and protein gram content of each meal rounded off the lesson.

Tom, 18 commented “this was one of the best lessons I have ever done.  I have never cooked anything before.  But I can’t wait to go home and cook one of these meals for my mum and dad.”

Cookery Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookery Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookery Class