Food Innovations PBL Project

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Food Innovations PBL Project

"Food Innovations," an individual or team project, asks students to demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of food product development by creating an original prototype formula/recipe, testing the product through focus groups, and developing a marketing strategy. Participants will demonstrate their knowledge of food preparation, nutrition, food preparation safety, and product marketing. Students must prepare a display, suggest product packaging, and create and present an oral presentation. This project is offered as an event to FCCLA members in the following categories within California State FCCLA and National. Students can compete beyond the classroom: Junior (through grade 9), Senior (grades 10-12), Occupational (grades 10-12). Please check annually for the National FCCLA rules and rubric changes. You will want to make sure your students are following the newest rules. There are four lessons in a series ending in a "shark tank" style presentation pitching their product. Lesson 1 - In this first of four lessons, students will be introduced to the Food Innovations project. They will begin by looking at our changing global demographics, explore current food innovations, and begin to brainstorm their own ideas for an innovative food idea. Lesson 2 - Working in collaborative groups, students will develop a "Food Innovation Prototype" for this part of the project. Students will identify their food innovation, create a formula/recipe, develop a plan, create the prototype within 2 lab experiences and self/peer evaluate. Lesson 3 - During this lesson, students will create a sample of their food items container and run a test group for feedback. Lesson 4 - Students will be asked to create a presentation that encapsulates all the prior work and has a summative assessment. This is also an FCCLA CA State and National Event! This project is brought to you by Priscilla Burns with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Joshua Bradley.
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