HFA4U Grade 12 Nutrition and Health (University)
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Social Sciences and Humanities
HFA4U Course Overview
HFA4U online 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. In HFA4U online, 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. Whether you take the HFA4U course online or on campus, the curriculum will help prepare you for the next steps for your further education and future career.
HFA4U Course Outline
Below is a course outline of the HFA4U unit titles, descriptions, and curriculum expectations. Whether students take the HFA4U course online or in person, the course will cover the same topics and expected learning outcomes. HFA4U is a Social Sciences and Humanities course with the curriculum set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, ensuring that all students completing the course explore the same topics and achieve the same learning outcomes.
The Social Sciences and Humanities curriculum requires various learning strategies. This curriculum is designed both to engage students in reflective learning and to help students develop practical skills. Students taking the HFA4U Nutrition and Heath course are expected to learn and apply inquiry skills and research methods related to this discipline. At the same time, students are expected to conduct research and analysis that employs both traditional and technological resources to achieve the HFA4U learning outcomes.
Nutrition and Health: UNIT ONE
- In this unit, students will learn about nutrients, the specific components that make-up food, and the impact that they have on health. Students will explore Canadian food guidelines and those around the world. They will also analyze their own diet!
Food Preparation Skills: UNIT TWO
- In this unit, students will get to step into the kitchen and get their hands dirty! Students will learn some new skills and get creative by coming up with their own recipes.
Eating Patterns and Trends: UNIT THREE
- In this unit, students will learn about the way nutritional needs change throughout a person’s growth and development. Students will also learn about the powerful connection between nutrition and disease and about trends in food production and consumption.
Local and Global Issues: UNIT FOUR
- In this unit, students will explore food-related issues at the local and global levels. Students will also analyze strategies for combating both. Environmental issues related to food production and transportation and the influence consumers will be analyzed.
- Below is a grading rubric for the HFA4U online Nutrition and Health course. This course breakdown is the same whether students complete the HFA4U course online or in person.
- Course evaluation is based on student achievement of curriculum expectations and the demonstration of required skills. Each student’s final percentage grade represents the quality of that student’s overall achievement of course expectations. The final grade is determined in the following way:
70% of the grade: Based on evaluations that take place throughout the duration of the course. This component of the grade reflects a student’s most consistent achievement level throughout the HFA4U course, though consideration may be given to recent evidence of achievement.
30% of the grade: Based on final evaluations administered at the conclusion of the HFA4U course. The final grade is comprised of a culminating project (worth 15% of the course final grade) and a final proctored exam (worth 15% of the course final grade).
- Students can expect to receive their final grade approximately four days after writing their final exam. Please be advised, however, that this timeline may vary depending on how much work a student submits toward the end of the course.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of HFA4U online. In this project, students will use everything they learned about nutrition, food preparation, eating trends, and food-related issues. This project is worth 15% of the final grade.
FINAL EXAM (Proctored)
- This exam is the final evaluation of HFA4U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
- Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for details on exam proctoring options.
- Blyth Academy formally communicates a student’s achievements with an official report card generated following the completion of the course. Students taking the HFA4U online course can expect the report card to be generated and processed within two business days after the final grade has been submitted.
- Upon completion of the course, Blyth Academy will send an official report card to the student’s home school so that the course may be added to the ongoing course list on a student’s Ontario Student transcript. Official report cards will be mailed to the student’s home school with standard mail via Canada Post. Please be advised that mailing time may take up to one to two weeks.
- Students will also receive digital copies of their report cards for their own records. Digital copies will be sent to students via email (not by physical mail).
- Ready to begin your HFA4U course online? Register today!