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Lesson Plans

  • Go Four It

    For: Gr. 2 and up

    Students will have the opportunity to practice food group classification while incorporating physical activity.

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  • Yogurt Sundaes

    For: All Ages

    Students will have the opportunity to prepare and share a healthy snack.

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  • Making Cheese

    For: Grades 2 to 12

    Students will explore the cheese-making process and put knowledge into action by making cheese.

  • Bone Zone

    For: Intermediate/Middle

    Teach Bone Zone to help grades 5–8 students learn how to build healthy bones through calcium intake and exercise. Free teaching materials include: 

    You can also order a copy of the teaching materials, the video vignettes DVD, and a class set of student materials for a $10 one-time cost here. Student materials are resupplied annually free of charge for BC educators.

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  • Hop to it

    For: Elementary

    Food group hopscotch enables students to apply nutrition knowledge while also being physically active. With the help of a student monitor or supervisor, this could be an ideal rainy day lunch hour activity!

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  • Little Riddles

    For: Elementary

    Making up Little Riddles is a great way for students to develop language art skills while exploring food. 

  • 3-2-1 Dressing

    For: Elementary

    Students will learn how to make a homemade salad dressing and increase their understanding about "foods to limit" that are used in small amounts. 

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  • How Well Do You Think You Eat?

    For: Middle/Secondary/Health/Home Ec

    Lesson plan accompanies the resource, FoodTrack—Check on Balance.

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  • Making Bread and Butter

    For: Elementary

    Students will learn how to make bread and explore the role of yeast in bread-making. They will make butter by hand and learn about where flour comes from. 

  • Health At Every Size: So What is Normal?

    For: Secondary

    This lesson accompanies the colourful poster “So, What is Normal?” and fits the Health and Career Education Grade 8 and Grade 9 Curriculum and Planning 10.

    Through this lesson, students learn to:

    • Identify, respect and accept diverse shapes and sizes in teen bodies
    • Embrace a healthy lifestyle at any body shape or size

    Includes recipes, student activity page, and teacher backgrounder.

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  • Do You Think You’re Healthy?

    For: Middle/Secondary/Health/Home Ec

    Case studies with case study masterstudent master student worksheetteacher backgrounder and discussion key will help you explore the many aspects of health with your students. 

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  • Jeu de classification d’aliments

    For: Elementary (French)

    Practice food group classification using familiar card games like Rummy. Includes templates for creating your own special set of food playing cards.

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  • Worldly Restaurants

    For: Elementary

    Practice food group classification by designing a restaurant menu featuring foods from various countries.

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  • Mystery Food Activity

    For: Elementary

    Introduce students to a new food using this classic, engaging activity.

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  • My Food + Your Food = Our Food

    For: Elementary

    Engage students in classifying the foods they eat into the four food groups of Canada’s Food Guide.

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  • Le bingo des 4 groupes alimentaires

    For: Elementary (French)

    Practice food group classification using this fun game. Includes masters and instructions for playing BINGO using the four food groups as the BINGO columns.

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  • Thirst for Nutrition: Add Value to Your Choices

    For: Middle/Secondary/Health/Home Ec

    How do your students’  beverage choices measure up? Are they getting enough fluids every day? Lesson plan and backgrounder to accompany the brochure of the same name. Brochure may be ordered as well.

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  • Card Games

    For: Elementary

    Practice food group classification using familiar card games like Rummy. Includes templates for creating your own special set of food playing cards.

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  • Nutrition Education Outcomes: Early Primary - Adult

    For: Elementary/Intermediate/Secondary/Adult

    Ever wonder what you can expect your kindergarden student to understand about nutrition? How about a nearly ready-to-graduate secondary school student? Learn about age-appropriate nutrition education outcomes from early primary through to adult.

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