EDCP 467D – Practical Foods




Special Study: Home Economics – Practical Foods

A concentrated look at food preparation and food science

Available for credit | EDCP 467D 




   Course date: Tuesday August 2 – Saturday, August 6, 2022

   Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. PT

   Format: In person

    Location: Neville Scarfe 1214, UBC Vancouver Campus

    Register by: July 1, 2022

    Instructor: Jennifer Johnson

    Academic Contact: Dr. Kerry Renwick


Learning to cook is a great activity for all ages, and it involves more than just breaking the seal on a pre-packaged product. Cooking skills are not only important for healthy living, they are also a great way to be creative and have fun in the kitchen.

With obesity, diabetes and heart disease on the rise, many young people today have no connection between the foods they are eating and how that impacts their bodies and their brains.

In this course you will work hands-on to prepare different dishes and learn about why certain foods behave as they do. For home economics teachers, this courses has been designed to provide understanding for both the how and the why behind teaching foods classes.

This course is experiential. It utilises preparation of food to learn about food science and food literacy.



This course will offer experience in preparing and cooking a range of dishes, and will delve deep into the science of food.

The food science being considered will relate directly to the foods being prepared in the practical classes, so you can connect what you have made with why it behaves as it does.


Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is a Vice Principle, Surrey School District. She is an experienced Home Economics educator with a passion for food and significant experience working with young people in secondary schools and adults.



Course date: Tuesday August 2 – Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Format: In person

Location:  Neville Scarfe, 1214, UBC, Vancouver Campus


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University of British Columbia
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