This package follows the Ontario Curriculum for grade 6 learners and delves into topics such as medical, emotional and societal factors that influence eating habits and food choices. Internal hunger and thirst cues as well as physical factors that influence one's desire to eat and drink. The package ends with a look at the correlation between healthy eating and active living on improving your well-being.
There are many worksheets and handouts to go with informational pages. Always use Canada's Food Guide in conjunction with this package.
The following Ontario Curriculum expectations are covered for grade 6 Health Education:
C2.1 apply their knowledge of medical, emotional, practical, and societal factors that influence eating habits and food choices (e.g., allergies and sensitivities, likes and dislikes, dental health, food availability, media influences, cultural influences, influence of family and friends, school food and beverage policies, environmental impact, cost) to develop personal guidelines for healthier eating [CT]
C2.2 apply their recognition of internal hunger and thirst cues and their knowledge of physical factors that influence the desire to eat and drink (e.g., stage of development, growth spurts, level of physical activity, eating larger portions) to develop personal guidelines for healthier eating [PS]
C3.1 explain how healthy eating and active living work together to improve a person’s general health and well-being (e.g., both provide more energy and contribute to improved self-concept, greater resistance to disease, and better overall health; both help a person to maintain a weight that is healthy for them) and how the benefits of both can be promoted to others [CT]