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Food-based education is currently under-represented in schools and this is troubling with the high rate of obesity in New Zealand: nearly 30 percent of adults are listed as obese. This study discusses the results of a series of interviews with specialist food teachers and a case study completed at a Christchurch secondary school revealing limitations on food education delivery. A key issue identified in the research is a lack of time, with limited opportunities for practical cooking lessons revealed. Potential solutions are discussed including the use of Virtual Reality technology and gaming, supporting contemporary teaching and learning methods such as the flipped classroom.
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