Outcome Chart - Ontario - Food and Nutrition Grade 9/10 HFN 1O/2O

Nutrition and Health

Overall Expectations

Body Image and Attitudes about Food: demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to a positive body image and healthy attitudes about food.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • describe positive and negative influences on body image (e.g., cultural, social, media, peer group, family)
  • outline strategies for achieving and maintaining a positive body image and healthy attitudes about food (e.g., critically examining media messages, educating oneself about trends, using positive self-talk, setting priorities, participating in varied activities, talking with others)

Lessons that meet Grade 9/10 expectations

Research and Inquiry Skills

Overall Expectations

  • Exploring: explore topics related to food and nutrition, and formulate questions to guide their research
  • Investigating: create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate social science research and inquiry methods
  • Processing Information: assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry
  • 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.

Specific Expectations
Students will:

  • explore a variety of topics related to explore a variety of topics related to equity and social justice
  • explore a variety of topics related to world cultures and/or cultural groups (e.g., Canadian food regulations, food safety, school food regulations) to identify topics for research and inquiry to identify topics for research and inquiry
  • identify key concepts (e.g., through discussion, brainstorming, use of visual organizers) related to their selected topics
  • formulate effective questions to guide their research and inquiry
  • create appropriate research plans to investigate their selected topics (e.g., outline purpose and method; identify sources of information), ensuring that their plans follow guidelines for ethical research
  • locate and select information relevant to their investigations from a variety of primary sources
  • based on preliminary research, for each investigation formulate a hypothesis, thesis statement, or research question, and use it to focus their research
  • assess various aspects of information gathered from primary and secondary sources (e.g., accuracy, relevance, reliability, inherent values and bias, voice)
  • analyse and interpret research information
  • synthesize findings and formulate conclusions
  • demonstrate academic honesty by documenting the sources of all information generated through research
  • demonstrate an understanding of the general research process by reflecting on and evaluating their own research, inquiry, and communication skills

Lessons that meet Secondary expectations