Healthy Eating Primary Grades WebQuest

Introduction

Canada has a new food guide (2019) we can use to make meal and snack choices that lead to healthy eating patterns. What is the new new guide all about? Check out this interview with a dietician on TVO Kids.

Watch this video to learn about the three main parts of a healthy plate under the guide from two nutrition experts at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttodRaZTE04

Curriculum-Based Learning Goals: 

Healthy Eating - Grade 2 Curriculum

D2.1 use Canada’s Food Guide to identify food and beverage choices that contribute to healthy eating patterns

D2.2 demonstrate an understanding of how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks, considering the factors they can and cannot control 

Healthy Eating - Grade 3 Curriculum

D1.1 demonstrate an understanding of how the origins of food affect its nutritional value and how those factors and others (can affect the environment 

Task

We are going on an adventure to explore healthy eating habits. Work with a team of 3.  Follow the instructions and answer the questions together. View websites, and YouTube videos on foods not only from Canada, but also around the world. Groups will finish with a culminating task based on Mr. Zee’s Apple Factory where they will identify processed and whole foods as well as apply higher order thinking to demonstrate their understanding of the Ontario primary health eating curriculum. We are going on an adventure to explore healthy eating habits. Work with a team of 3.  Follow the instructions and answer the questions together. View websites, and YouTube videos on foods not only from Canada, but also around the world. Groups will finish with a culminating task based on Mr. Zee’s Apple Factory where they will identify processed and whole foods as well as apply higher order thinking to demonstrate their understanding of the Ontario primary health eating curriculum. 

Process

To be completed over 3-4 lesson periods with guidance from a teacher and/or adult at home.

Minds On: Watch this short video and consider, what do meals look like using the Canada Food Guide?

 

Watch this short video and consider, what do snacks look like using the Canada Food Guide?

We are going on an adventure to explore healthy eating habits. Each of you will have the opportunity to work with a team of 3 members and each of you will have unique roles to play. Answer the following questions below: 

1. What are the different parts of a healthy food guide plate?

2. Why is it important to eat healthy foods?

3. How does eating healthy foods help our body grow?

4. What foods should we avoid eating all the time?

 

Use the link below to view Canada's Food Guide: 

https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

 

Take a look at a few recipes on Canada's Food Guide website.

1. What breakfast recipe would you like to try?

2. What healthy foods do you notice in this recipe?

3. What does a typical breakfast look like at home? 

3. What food item could you change to make your breakfast healthy? 

 

Use the link below to view tips for eating healthy foods:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iJcLl0sHic

 

1. What happens to your body when you eat junk food?

2. Why are nutrients important to your body?

3. What are healthy snacks to help you stay active?

4. How does your body after eating junk food?

 

Use the links below and take some time to play a  healthy food games:

https://pbskids.org/arthur/games/lunch-o-matic 

https://pbskids.org/sesame/games/super-salad-diner/

https://pbskids.org/molly/games/garden 

 

Watch this video and consider, what are a few of the traditional foods from each food group listed in the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis  Food Guide? Why might the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Food Guide food guide include frozen or canned fruits and vegetables in their diet?

The First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Food Guide

1. What are a few of the traditional foods from each food group listed in the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Food Guide? 

  • Fruits and vegetables:
  • Grains:
  • Milk and Alternatives:
  • Meat and Alternatives:

2. Why might the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Food Guide food guide include frozen or canned fruits and vegetables in their diet?

 

Watch this video on different school lunches from around the world, then consider the following questions.

1. Which of these school lunches would you want to try? Why?

2. Would you want to cook and serve your classmates lunch every week like they do in Japan? Why or why not?

 

Watch the following video and discuss with an adult, why water is the best choice of drink?

 

Finally, watch this video "Mr. Zee's Apple Factory" and answer the following questions. Make sure that you check the rubric to see how you will be assessed on your WebQuest.

Mr. Zee’s Apple Factory: Processed Versus Whole Foods 

1. Identify 5 whole foods and 5 processed foods from the video. 

2. Why is it important to eat more unprocessed foods? Give examples from the video.

 

 Congratulations!!!! You're all done!

 

Evaluation

Mr. Zee’s Apple Factory: Processed Versus Whole Foods Rubric

Criteria

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

 

Knowledge & Understanding

The student cannot identify 1 processed and/or 1 whole foods.

The student can identify 1-2 processed and 1-2 whole foods.

The student can identify 3 processed and 3 whole foods.

The student can identify 4 processed and 4 whole foods.

 

Communication

The student did not communicate their thoughts clearly. There are numerous errors. 

The student somewhat communicated their thoughts. There may be a few errors or little detail.

The student communicated their thoughts clearly with some detail.

The student communicated their thoughts clearly with several insightful details.

 

Application

The explanation did not demonstrate an understanding of the importance of eating more whole foods versus processed foods. The student did not include an example from the video  to support their answer.

The explanation demonstrates some understanding of the importance of eating more whole foods versus processed foods. The student did not include an example from the video  to support their answer.

The explanation demonstrates an understanding of the importance of eating more whole foods versus processed foods. The student included  1 example from the video  to support their answer.

The explanation demonstrates an understanding of the importance of eating more whole foods versus processed foods. The student included multiple examples from the video to support their answer.

Conclusion

Congratulations, you've made it to the end of our Webquest. At the end of this adventure you should know:

  • What Canada's Food Guide is and the basics of what is in it
  • How to identify food and beverage choices that contribute to healthy eating patterns

We now know what portions of our plate should be protein-based, whole-grains, and fruits and vegetables. We know what a healthy drink option looks like. 

  • How to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks
Credits

Sources

Ontario. (2010). The Ontario curriculum, grades 1-8: Health and physical education : H & PE. Toronto, Ont.: Ontario Ministry of Education.

Health Canada. (2019). Canada’s Food Guidehttps://food-guide.canada.ca/en/, Date modified 2021-06-08

Teacher Page

 

Healthy Eating - Grade 2 Curriculum

D2.1 use Canada’s Food Guide to identify food and beverage choices that contribute to healthy eating patterns

D2.2 demonstrate an understanding of how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks, considering the factors they can and cannot control 

Healthy Eating - Grade 3 Curriculum

D1.1 demonstrate an understanding of how the origins of food affect its nutritional value and how those factors and others (can affect the environment