# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1376878693

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify preparation techniques for preserving nutritional value in food.


Identification should include
  • interpreting recipe terminology
  • identifying food-preparation techniques and cooking processes, including broiling, baking, sautéing, braising, steaming, and microwaving
  • explaining how each technique is used
  • describing the consequences of using each technique with regard to nutritive value of the food.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Which of the food-preparation techniques enhances the nutritional value of food?
  • Which of the food-preparation techniques would you most likely use at home? Why?
  • Why should you be concerned with food-preparation techniques?
  • What factors influence your choice of food-preparation techniques, in addition to preserving nutritive value?
  • What factors influence your preferences for certain cooking techniques?
  • How can you explain to someone why some cooking techniques are healthier than others?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each cooking technique listed in the task definition?
  • What are your goals with regard to food preparation? How can choosing a particular preparation technique help you achieve your goals?
  • How has technology changed the way you prepare food? How?
  • How can you educate your family on the effects that some cooking methods have on the nutritional value of food?
  • How can modern cooks modify family recipes to preserve nutritive value of food and, for example, decrease calories, fat, and sodium?
  • What information do you need to select the most appropriate food-preparation technique for a particular food?
  • What resources are available to help you identify the nutritive value of cooked foods?

Other Related Standards

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Power of One: A Better You


Student Body: The Healthy You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Food Innovations


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation