{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet

{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
{Grade 3} Unit 1: Healthy Eating with Canada's Food Guide Activity Packet
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The Grade 3, Unit 1: Healthy Eating packet is designed to meet the specific expectations outlined in the 2018 edition of the Ontario Health and Physical Education curriculum document. Please note that this packet has been updated as of 04/06/19 and reflects the updated Canada's Food Guide.

Changes Made:

To reflect the updated version of Canada's Food Guide, this packet makes no mention of food groups. Instead, the focus is on establishing healthy eating routines and patterns, and making healthy and informed decisions when it comes to foods. Students are encouraged to include a plant-based diet into their food choices, and little focus is on the dairy aspect of the former food guide.

About the Packet:

This packet combines the advice from Canada’s Food Guide as well as students’ own knowledge about what healthy eating looks and feels like to develop an understanding of how eating healthy can improve a person’s general health and well-being. Students explore and use the information provided in the updated version of Canada’s Food Guide to identify how the origins of foods affect its nutritional value as well as its environmental impact. Students also explore how local fresh foods and foods from different cultures can be used to expand their range of healthy eating choices. The final portion of this packet has students explore the importance of good oral health to the overall health of an individual.

Concepts Addressed:

This packet addresses the following concepts:

  • Changes made to Canada's Food Guide;
  • Difference between processed and unprocessed foods;
  • Nutritional impact of choosing local foods vs. global foods brought in;
  • Importance of choosing a variety of foods;
  • Oral health;
  • Impact of food choices on oral health;

Lessons Included in Packet:

This packet is designed to supplement your Healthy Eating unit. As such, it includes 10 full-length lesson plans. The lessons that are included are as follows:

Lesson 1.1: Introducing the Unit

Lesson 1.2: The Food Guide

Lesson 1.3: Sources of Food

Lesson 1.4: Food Processing

Lesson 1.5: Origins of Food

Lesson 1.6: Impact of Foods

Lesson 1.7: Making a Healthy Choice

Lesson 1.8: Oral Hygiene

Lesson 1.9: Oral Hygiene and Nutrition

Lesson 1.10: A Healthy Me

Each lesson includes a full-length, printable lesson plan that has materials that are ready to be used immediately. Each lesson also includes a description of lesson learning goals and success criteria that can be used to judge student success at the end of the lesson. Please note that there are only 4 readings included in this packet. There are writing and minds-on activities that get students thinking about what it means to eat healthy and the importance of making healthy food choices.

Assignments and Activities:

There are 2 assignments included in this packet. The assignments included are as follows:

Assignment 1.1: Taking Care of our Oral Health Posters

Assignment 1.2: Healthy Eating Reflection Journal

Each assignment includes response pages, an assignment description, and a rubric to use to grade and gauge student success/performance.

Answer Keys:

Please note that there are no answer keys provided in this packet. Student responses are based on the information they have researched, and any information needed for the responses can be found in readings and on supplemental websites. There is no quiz or test presented in this packet. Students demonstrate their understanding in other ways.

Product Q & A:

Q: Are there any quizzes or tests provided in this packet?

A: No, there are no quizzes or tests provided in this packet as the content addressed is such that cannot be "tested" but rather explored by students.

Q: Are there many writing activities in this packet?

A: There are writing activities in this packet, and no cut and paste activities. The writing required by students is usually 2 - 3 sentences, and each activity can be adapted to where students work with a partner to answer the questions.

Q: Are there any demonstrations of oral health in this packet?

A: The oral health portion of this packet is not hands on. You can easily adapt it so that it is by demonstrating using a toothbrush and toothpaste how to take care and brush teeth. There are posters and activities included that have students explore how to appropriately brush their teeth.

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