HFA4U: Nutrition and Health


This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.



Department Course Title Grade  Type Course Code  Credit Value Prerequisite Duration  Curriculum
Social Sciences Nutrition and Health   12 University Prep  HFA4U 1.0  Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies 110 Hours Link

This course has the following units of study:

  • Safety and Food Preparation in Kitchen (2 Hours)
  • Nutrition and Health (10 Hours)
  • Focus on Food Guides (10 Hours)
  • Finding Energy Balance (10 Hours)
  • Understanding Nutritional Status (10 Hours)
  • Nutrition through the Lifespan (10 Hours)
  • Eating Patterns and Trends (10 Hours)
  • Diet and Disease (10 Hours)
  • Food Production and Supply (10 Hours)
  • Food Security (10 Hours)
  • Towards a Sustainable Food Supply (10 Hours)
  • Course Cumulative Project (8 Hours)

HFA4U has a course cumulative project worth 10% and a final exam worth 20% of the final grade calculation.

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