This activity looks your ability to prepare a simple one course meal from fresh ingredients.
The legal tests are:
Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able to either prepare or cook a simple meal.
Cannot cook a simple meal using a conventional cooker but is able to do so using a microwave.
Needs supervision or assistance to either prepare or cook a simple meal.
This activity assesses your ability to open packaging, serve food, peel and chop food and use a microwave oven or cooker hob to cook or heat food. Carrying items around the kitchen is not included in this activity.
Cooking food means heating food at above waist height – for example, using a microwave oven or on a cooker hob. It does not consider the ability to bend down – for example, to access an oven.
Serving food means transferring food on to a plate or bowl. It does not involve carrying food to where it will be eaten.
If you can peel and chop with the use of an aid you will score 2 points.
If you use pre-chopped vegetables because you cannot peel and chop even with an aid, you will need assistance to prepare a simple meal and so score 4 points.
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You should put your answers to these questions in the section on the form called "Extra information".
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