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Nutrition and Health, Grade 12 University Preparation HFA4U

  • Start Date:29 Sep 2016
  • Duration:110
  • Grade:12
  • Location:Online

This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health

Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

OVERALL CURRICULUM EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS

     

    Overall Expectations

     

    By the end of this course, students will:

     

    1. Exploring: explore topics related to nutrition and health, and formulate questions to guide their research;

       

    2. Investigating: create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate social science research and inquiry methods;

       

    3. Processing Information: assess, record, analyze, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry;

       

    4. Communicating and Reflecting: communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills.

       

  2. NUTRITION AND HEALTH

     

    Overall Expectations

    By the end of this course, students will:

     

    1. Nutrients: demonstrate an understanding of nutrients and their connection to physical health;

       

    2. Food Guides: demonstrate an understanding of Canada’s Food Guide and its role in promoting physical health;

       

    3. Energy Balance: demonstrate an understanding of the physical processes involved in maintaining energy balance;

       

      4. Nutritional Status: demonstrate an understanding of their nutrient intake and of factors that affect the nutritional status of individuals and groups..

       

  3. EATING PATTERNS AND TRENDS

     

    Overall Expectations

    By the end of this course, students will:

     

    1.Nutrition throughout the Lifespan: demonstrate an understanding of food- and nutrition-related issues at different stages in the lifespan;

     2. Nutrition and Disease: demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between nutrition, health, and disease;

     

    3. Trends and Patterns in Food and Nutrition: demonstrate an understanding of current Canadian trends and patterns in nutritional guidelines and in food production and consumption.

     

     

  4. LOCAL AND GLOBAL ISSUES

     

    Overall Expectations

    By the end of this course, students will:

     

    1.Food Security: demonstrate an understanding of various factors involved in achieving and maintaining food security;

     

    2. Food Production and Supply: demonstrate an understanding of various factors that affect food production and supply;

     

    3. Food Production and the Environment: demonstrate an understanding of the impact of food production on the environment.

     

     

  5. FOOD PREPARATION SKILLS

 

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

 

1Kitchen Safety: demonstrate an understanding of practices that ensure or enhance kitchen safety;

 

2. Food Safety: demonstrate an understanding of practices that ensure or enhance food safety;

 

3. Food Preparation: demonstrate skills needed in food preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTLINE OF COURSE CONTENT

 

Unit

Title

Time

 

1

NUTRITION AND HEALTH

26.25 hrs.

2

EATING PATTERNS AND TRENDS

26.25 hrs.

3

LOCAL AND GLOBAL ISSUES

25 hrs.

4.

FOOD-PREPARATION SKILLS

25 hrs

 

CCT

5 hrs.

 

Final Exam

2.5 hrs.

 

 

Total: 110 hrs

 

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES

Along with some of the strategies noted in the assessment for, as, and of learning charts below, strategies will include (but not be limited to):

-Demonstrations                              -student-specific tutorials and one-on-one help

-Structured discussion                     -peer teaching and support

-Real-world problem solving           -Socratic teaching   -YouTube video support

 

Strategies For Assessment And Evaluation Of Student Performance:

Our theory of Assessment and Evaluation follows the Ministry of Education's Growing Success document. We design assessments to gather and show evidence of learning in a variety of ways and to give multiple and varied opportunities to reflect on learning and receive detailed feedback.

There are 7 Fundamental Principles that ensure best practices and procedures of assessment and evaluation by Xyna International High School teachers.

 

XIHS assessments and evaluations

  • are fair, transparent, and equitable for all students;
  • support all students, including those with special education needs, those who are learning the language of instruction (English);
  • are carefully planned to relate to the Curriculum Expectations and Learning Goals and to the interests, learning styles & preferences, needs, and experiences of all students;
  • are communicated clearly to students and parents at the beginning of the course and at other points throughout the school year or course;
  • are ongoing, varied in nature, and administered over a period of time to provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate the full range of their learning;
  • provide ongoing descriptive feedback that is clear, specific, meaningful, and timely to support improved learning and achievement;
  • Develop students’ self-assessment skills to enable them to assess their own learning, set specific goals, and plan next steps for their learning.

  • THE FINAL GRADE:           

 

Percentage of Final Mark

Categories of Mark Breakdown

70%

Assessment of Learning Tasks Throughout the Term

30%

Final Written Examination: 20%

Final Independent Study Project:10%

 

The balance of the weighting of the categories of the achievement chart throughout the course is:

 

Knowledge:           25%                                               Communication: 25%

Thinking/Inquiry:   25%                                               Application: 25%