My personal project was about Type 2 Diabetes, which is becoming more common in society each day. I made a healthy eating cookbook, as a preventative step, to help reduce the number of Australians being diagnosed with the disease each year.
My inspiration for this project was my Grandpa. After he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, he found it difficult to enjoy food again, considering the major lifestyle changes he had to make due to his condition.
First, I researched the causes of Type 2 Diabetes and the impact it has on adolescents and older Australians. I then designed and produced the cookbook.
Through the project I learnt more about the causes of the disease and the effect it has on many Australians. I gained a deeper understanding about the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition. I also learnt about the correct daily intake of different nutrients. This became a key part of my project as I included the Nutritional Value Tables for each recipe.
It was an interesting topic and I learnt a lot about Type 2 Diabetes and nutrition. I also enjoyed gaining a deeper connection with my Grandpa on a topic that is important to him and his life.
Olivia Eastwood, Year 10