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GRADE 10 Food and Nutrition

Welcome to Grade 10 Food and Nutrition!

This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food-marketing strategies, and individual needs.  Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food-preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition.

IDEAS UNDERLYING THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES CURRICULUM 
Effective learning in all subjects of the social sciences and humanities curriculum depends on the development of skills and understanding in four areas: 
  • Disciplined Inquiry and Critical Literacy: Social sciences and humanities courses focus on the use of disciplined, structured inquiry to understand human beings, human behaviour, and human nature. 
  • Problem Solving: Social sciences and humanities courses require students to engage actively in solving problems confronted by individuals, families, diverse groups, institutions, and societies. 
  • Understanding of Self and Others: Students in social sciences and humanities courses are provided with rich opportunities to enhance their self-understanding and understanding of others through an examination of their personal belief systems and also of the foundations and implications of different viewpoints and lived experiences of others.
  • Local and Global Mindedness: Social sciences and humanities courses develop students’ awareness that people do not live in isolation; each person affects and is affected by his or her social, cultural, economic, and environmental context. Students examine the norms underlying different familial, societal, institutional, and cultural practices. 
Strands Covered in grade 10 Food and Nutrition include:
    A. Research and Inquiry Skills 
    B. Nutrition and Health  
    C. Food Choices 
    D. Local and Global Foods 
    E. Food Preparation Skills  


For more information, please see the course outline below: