This unit for Grade 7 Health Education is based on the Saskatchewan curriculum. It is not intended to be the ultimate in lesson planning for Health classes. Although it can be used as is, the intention is to help teachers to have a jumping off point from which they can extend the lesson plans presented to meet the needs of their students. Each lesson can be used on its own.
Evaluate personal food choices and needs by applying accurate and current nutritional knowledge (e.g., content labels).
Determine how and where to access healthy eating information.
Locate sources and evaluate information, according to specific criteria, about healthy eating.
Examine the consequences of/of not evaluating information about healthy eating.
Analyze persuasion, propaganda, and other techniques (e.g., loaded words, unsubstantiated claims) used by individuals or organizations to influence judgement about what foods are healthy and what foods to purchase.
Apply guidelines for healthy eating as presented in Canada’s Food Guide.
Track and analyze personal food consumption for one week (based on Canada’s Food Guide).
Analyze food labels for personal food choices for sodium, sugar, fat, and calorie content among similar products.
Prepare a three-day family food menu by applying nutritional knowledge to make nutritious selections (based on Canada’s Food Guide) using a variety of given family food budgets and/or situations.
Analyze changes to Canada’s Food Guide through the decades and hypothesize why particular changes were made.