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25/09/2014 07:25 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

GCSE In Cooking And Nutrition To Be Introduced

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A new GCSE in cooking and nutrition will be introduced in schools from 2016.

The Department for Education said pupils would be given lessons in the scientific principles behind a healthy diet combined with practical tips on cooking and presenting dishes.

The qualification is designed to introduce more of a scientific approach to the subject than is currently offered by conventional GCSEs in home economics.