This package follows the Ontario health curriculum for grade 3's under Healthy Eating. More specifically it deals with food origins (processed foods vs. raw foods) and oral health. Food choice can affect oral health and can thus impact overall health. As well, raw food from various cultures are introduced to include variety.
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There are many worksheets included to engage your students in the learning. You should supply each student with a copy of Canada's Food Guide as you work through this unit.
Ontario curriculum expectations covered are:
C1.1 demonstrate an understanding of how the origins of food (e.g., where the food is grown, how it is made) affect its nutritional value and environmental impact [CT]
C2.1 demonstrate an understanding of the importance of good oral health to overall health, and assess the effect of different food choices on oral health [PS]
C3.1 explain how local fresh foods and foods from different cultures (e.g., berries, curries, chapattis, lychees, kale, lentils, corn, nan, wild game, fish, tourtière) can be used to expand their range of healthy eating choices [CT]