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.

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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.