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Get Living! Text & Workbook

Updated coverage of the complete syllabus, including all three electives

Material revised into points to make learning easier

Provides recent information on value-added foods and on many other aspects of food science, food safety and the food industry in Ireland

Presents activities based on the requirements of the new syllabus, including practicals, project work, sensory analysis and experiments.

Includes summaries and definitions throughout to assist revision.

Highlights links between different parts of the syllabus.

Differentiates higher and ordinary level material.

Provides revision and past examination questions at the end of each chapter.

Additional questions are in the separate Get Living! Workbook.

Out of print



Publication Date

April 2006




Paperback, 529 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


1 Introduction to Nutrition
2 Food Choices
3 Protein
4 Carbohydrates
5 Lipids
6 Vitamins
7 Mineral Elements
8 Water
9 Energy
10 Dietary Guidelines
11 Dietary and Food Requirements
12 The Irish Diet
13 The Irish Food Industry
14 Food Commodities
15 Meal Planning and Management
16 Food Preparation and Cooking Processes
17 Food Processing and Packaging
18 Additives
19 Food Legislation
20 Microbiology
21 Food Preservation
22 Food Safety and Hygiene
23 Family Resource Management
24 Managing Household Finances
25 Housing and Home Issues
26 Household Technology
27 Textiles
28 Consumer Choice
29 Consumer Responsibilty
30 Consumer Protection
31 The Family


276 x 220 mm


By Edel Conway and Lorna Freeborn

Availability Status

Out of print

Edel Conway, MSc (Food Science), HDip, taught Home Economics before taking up her current position as Information Manager with the Food Safety Authority. Lorna Freeborn, BEd (Home Economics and Biology), graduated from St Angela’s College, Sligo, and now teaches in the North West. She is the author of the revised edition of Deirdre Madden’s textbook for Junior Certificate Design for Living

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