A lot of illnesses and diseases are directly related to poor eating habits, and following a healthy diet helps to maintain and improve our health. It is therefore important to become informed about the relation between nutrition and health so that we can make wise choices when planning meals and buying groceries.


The reading, writing and discussion activities in this learning booklet were designed to help the learner acquire the language needed to describe their eating habits, to learn about and discuss nutrition and how it affects health, to apply the recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide when planning meals, and to read and interpret nutritional information on packages of commercially-prepared foods.


The LAB is addressed directly to the learner and while it is based on the scenario, some of the activities have been adapted to suit the format of the LAB. . It consists of activities and exercises intended to develop their English language skills. A Teacher's Guide has also been developed to accompany the LAB. In addition to relevant information regarding how to support the learner(s) in their language development, it also contains the answers to the activities and exercises. The teacher may refer to the Learning Scenario of the same name for more specific pedagogical guidance and explanations of the activities.


CA1 - Interacting orally to attend to basic health needs
CA3 - Reading informative texts to attend to basic health needs
EK1 - Types of discourse (informative and expressive)
EK3 - Speaking, listening, reading, and writing, strategies, techniques and procedures
EK4 - The sound system
EK5 - The writing system
EK6 - Language functions
EK7 - Sociolinguistic features
EK8 - Grammar and syntax
EK9 - Vocabulary pertaining to health and common emergencies
OC1 - Communicates
OC2 - Acts methodically


Travail individuel / Travail d'équipe / Expérimentée en classe


S'informer / Communiquer / Soutenir la métacognition