Elaborated Scale: Grades 10 to 12 Healthy Eating

This Elaborated Scale can be used to evaluate student development in this aspect anytime during the year.  Note that evaluation of student progress may require observation of actual student behaviour as written activities or other products may not always offer appropriate evidence. In the Quick Scale, the aspects are presented in a one-page summary format for ease of use.

The rating scale may require adaptation when used for different purposes and tasks.

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The student demonstrates leadership in advocating for self and others in making appropriate nutritional choices based on a variety of factors.

The student will:

  • access information about appropriate categories (food groups) and total servings of food that enhance health at their particular age group
  • evaluate information from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide to meet their personal dietary needs for an entire day, including meals and snacks
  • communicate to others what a healthy balanced food plan for a day for a student should look like
  • articulate the reasons for their choices, and show an analysis that backs up the choices made
  • demonstrate the willingness to advocate for dietary change for themselves and others, family, and community
  • practice healthy food choices on a daily basis and follow the Canada’s Food Guide principles
  • justify the reasoning behind food choices
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between food intake and physical activity and can recommend individual changes when necessary
  • practice a balanced diet in conjunction with physical activity and advocate for change that enhances health in the community
  • be able to evaluate commercial food products, including interpreting information on food labels
  • analyze food labels for nutritional values
  • develop and use criteria to compare similar food products to improve individual or group nutrition programs

The student communicates and demonstrates an understanding of making appropriate nutritional choices based on a variety of factors.

The student will:

  • accesses information about appropriate categories (food groups) and total servings of food that enhance health at their particular age group
  • evaluate information from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide to meet their personal dietary needs for an entire day, including meals and snacks
  • communicate to others what a healthy balanced food plan for a day for a student should look like
  • understand/demonstrate the importance of healthy food choices and explain the principles involved with eating well using Canada’s Food Guide
  • communicate their understanding of basic nutritional needs
  • access or research further information about food intake and its relationship to physical activity
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between food intake and physical activity and provide examples
  • compare similar food products with regard to nutritional values
  • communicate to others an understanding of food labelling and have it relate to healthy food choices
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of health check symbols on food packaging

The student has some understanding of making appropriate nutritional choices based on a variety of factors.

The student will:

  • access some information about the food groups and total servings of food that enhance health at their particular age group
  • evaluate information from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide to meet their personal dietary needs for an entire day, including meals and snacks
  • communicate minimal information to others about what a healthy balanced food plan for a day for a student should look like
  • be able to recognize the range of servings required daily using Canada’s  Food Guide
  • understand the concept of “You are what you eat” and demonstrate better food choices
  • access information related to energy and nutritional (food) balance
  • evaluate information about food intake and its relationship to physical activity
  • evaluate some information contained in commercial product labelling
  • communicate an understanding of nutritional content within commercial food products
  • understand the basic health check symbols on food packaging

With assistance the student can demonstrate some understanding of making appropriate nutritional choices based on a variety of factors.

With assistance, the student will:

  • with assistance, access information about food groups and total servings Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide
  • with assistance, evaluate some information from the Guide to meet their personal dietary needs for an entire day, including meals and snacks
  • with assistance, communicate minimal information to others about what a healthy balanced food plan for a day for a student should look like
  • with assistance, categorize foods in each of the Canada Food Guide groups
  • with assistance, identify those foods which are healthy options versus those that are less healthy, or ‘junk food’
  • with assistance,  communicate the need for food to fuel the body for participation in physical activities
  • with assistance, analyze the appropriate healthy food options required for specific activities
  • with assistance be able to read food labels to identify and compare products for a healthier option or choice
  • be minimally aware of the basic health check symbols on food packaging