# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1376878690

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the ability to prepare nutritious meals.


Demonstration should include
  • using safety and sanitation practices
  • preparing foods according to standard recipes using food preparation methods that preserve nutritional values
  • preparing foods to meet dietary needs and manage chronic disease following a work plan
  • using proper equipment
  • implementing food preparation methods and procedures.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to know how to prepare nutritious meals for yourself and your family?
  • Which food preparation methods should you use to prepare nutrient-dense foods?
  • What are the consequences of preparing meals that fail to preserve nutrients?
  • What are common dietary restrictions? What can you do to avoid dietary conflicts during food preparation?
  • How are decisions on food preparations made?
  • What communication skills are necessary to follow recipes for food preparation?
  • How could you delegate tasks from your meal work plan during food preparation?
  • Which ways do you best communicate your expectations of safely storing and preparing foods?
  • How can technology enhance preparation and storage of nutritious foods?
  • Why is it important to read the recipe? Where can you find nutritious recipes? Is every recipe on the internet tested and reliable?
  • Why is it important for a family to communicate their individual schedules before meal planning?
  • How do your safety and sanitation procedures reflect upon your leadership qualities?
  • Which leadership skills can be most effective in preparing nutritious meals?
  • How do you respond when equipment is not properly working or is not being used correctly?
  • Why should the older generation teach family recipes to the younger generation?
  • How can every family member have a part in preparing nutritious meals?
  • What information do you need to store nutritious foods?
  • How do you evaluate the success of the food preparation?
  • What management skills are most important to utilize during food preparation?
  • What can you do if you are unsure of a recipe?
  •  How can resources be salvaged if mistakes are made during food preparation?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Balancing Family and Career


Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Power of One: A Better You


Student Body: The Healthy You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management


National Programs in Action


Nutrition and Wellness


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze decisions about providing safe and nutritious food for individuals and families.