This package follows the grade 4 curriculum under the Ontario ministry documents. You will engage your students with identifying key nutrients in food and how they help us grow. Students will be expected to study their personal food selections and plan according to the recommendations within Canada's Food Guide. Lastly, they must advocate for healthy food choices when they may be harder to come by outside the home.
All students should be given a copy of Canada's Food Guide while working on this unit.
The following curriculum expectations are covered under Healthy Living:
C1.1 identify the key nutrients (e.g., fat, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals) provided by foods and beverages, and describe their importance for growth, health, learning, and physical performance
C2.1 analyse personal food selections through self-monitoring over time, using the criteria in Canada’s Food Guide (e.g., food groups, portion size, serving size), and develop a simple healthy eating goal appropriate to their age and activity level (e.g., eat breakfast every day; include at least one fruit or vegetable at each meal and snack; help with food shopping and meal preparation at home; plan a meal using the First Nation, Inuit, and Métis food guide) [CT]
C3.1 identify ways of promoting healthier food choices in a variety of settings and situations (e.g., school, arena, recreation centre, stores, food courts, special events; when camping, having a snack or meal at a friend’s house, eating on weekends versus weekdays) [CT]