Healthy Eating | Food Groups Lesson Plans and Assessment Task

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  1. Teach your Healthy Eating curriculum with the Health Heroes! This unit includes everything you need to teach and assess a nutrition unit on Healthy Eating based on Canada's Food Guide and aligns with the Ontario Curriculum. There are 11 easy to follow lessons as well as worksheets and printables a
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Teach your Healthy Eating curriculum with the Health Heroes! Get your students excited about healthy eating with this unit which includes everything you need to teach and assess a nutrition unit on Healthy Eating. This is based on Canada's Food Guide, which aligns with the Ontario Curriculum for grade 1 and grade 2. There are 11 easy-to-follow lessons, worksheets and an assessment task and rubric, too.

THIS RESOURCE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT CANADA'S FOOD GUIDE UPDATES. Please open the preview to see the unit in detail.

This resource is perfect for:

Grade 1 or Grade 2 teachers, including those teaching a Grade 1/2 split class.

Canadian teachers teaching the healthy eating part of the Health curriculum.

✔Teachers who want to SAVE TIME with ready to teach lesson plans included.

✔Teachers who want to simplify assessment for reporting.

Purchase this unit as part of a BUNDLE for additional savings. In the Bundle, you will get

  • This Healthy Eating unit
  • Additional food cards,
  • Everything you need for 4 different games/activities to review healthy eating.

Are you a Planning Time teacher who teaches Grade 1 - 3? Check out this unit which covers expectations for all three grades:

Combined Grade Unit for Healthy Eating - Grade 1, 2, 3

Included in this unit are:

Curriculum expectations for most Canadian Provinces (Quebec, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are not included)

11 lessons to address healthy bodies and healthy eating

24 worksheets

1 assessment task with rubric

3 Food Group Posters + Junk Food Poster

3 Food Group picture cards

These are the lessons/activities included.

How can I be healthy?

Why do I need to make healthy choices?

Food = Energy

Introducing Foods - an open sort

Food pictures

Food Group Posters

Introducing Canada's Food Guide

I'm a Food Sorting Superhero

Food Group Booklet pages

Other components of the new Guide - Eating with Others

Sometimes Foods – What are they?

What is a Balanced Meal?

Combination Foods


What’s In Your Lunch?

Planning a Meal – Assessment Task

Planning a Meal Rubric

A US edition can be found here:

Healthy Eating - US Edition

A Third Grade version is available here - suited for Grade 2/3 or Grade 3

Healthy Eating Unit with Rubric and Lessons - Canadian Grade 3

Tie your Health Unit to Media Literacy and Oral Language with this mini-unit which includes an assessment task and rubric:

Media Literacy - Design a Cereal Box


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