The 6R’s Related to Food Technology. The 6R’s Recycle Reuse Reduce Refuse Rethink Repair Recycle The choice of packaging materials. Recycling of tins, plastic, glass, card and paper. Composting. Reuse Products that can be reused for either the same or a new purpose. Reuse of leftover ingredients to make other food products. Bread and Butter Pudding: Dry slices of bread. Wraps: Leftover meat and vegetables Fish cakes: fish, potato, breadcrumbs Pasta Bake: Leftover vegetables, meat. Reduce Reduce the effects on health by using balanced recipes, low in fat, salt and sugar. Reduction in the use of processed foods. Reduce energy in methods of cooking. Transportation of food and materials. Eco Footprint. Ways of reducing waste food. Reduce the use of pesticides. Organic food production. Buy products with little or no packaging. Refuse Issues relating to sustainable design in packaging Refuse high fat, salt and sugar foods. Over packaging biodegradable form of plastic made from vegetable starch Corn based bio-plastic packaging Rethink Rethink the average UK high-fat diet Examine the impact of food products on health Rethink the use of healthy ingredients in creative designs. Repair Repair electrical equipment The function of nutrients in repairing and maintaining a healthy body. Nutrient Why we need it Too much /not enough? Protein To build and repair muscle Too much: Is used for energy or stored as fat Fats To keep us warm and to help absorb some vitamins Can cause obesity, stroke or coronary heart disease Carbohydrates To give us fuel for energy, keep us going. 2 types, sugars and starches. Can cause obesity if not burned off because they are stored as fat. Too much sugar can also cause dental decay Vitamins A = Healthy Eyes and Bones B = Releases energy from food C = Helps us absorb iron D= Strong teeth and bones Not enough can cause A: vision problems, dry skin B: beri beri C: scurvy / slow healing D: rickets / osteoporosis Minerals Calcium – strong bones / teeth & blood Iron – transports oxygen round body Calcium: Rickets, weak teeth, muscle and nerve problems Iron: Anaemia Reuse Practical What could you make from the following left overs? Mashed potato Leftover bread Leftover cooked pasta Ripe bananas Leftover vegetables Too much fruit Planning rechaufé practical Write out your recipe to include: ingredients, equipment, method, timing and special hygiene / safety points. Write a shopping list. Make a note in your planner when it is your turn to cook.