Health and Physical Education
Grade 3: Healthy Living
Overall Expectations
•describe the relationship among healthy eating practices, healthy active living, and healthy bodies;
•outline characteristics in the development and growth of humans from birth to childhood;
•list safety procedures and practices in the home, school, and community;        
•describe what a drug is, list several examples (e.g., nicotine, caffeine, alcohol), and describe the effects of these substances on the body.         
Specific Expectations
Healthy Eating        
•identify foods from different cultures and classify them by food groups;        
•describe the benefits of healthy food choices, physical activity, and healthy bodies;        
•describe a variety of ways to prevent tooth decay (e.g., brushing, making appropriate food choices, rinsing the mouth);        
Growth and Development        
•outline the basic human and animal reproductive processes (e.g., the union of egg and sperm);        
•describe basic changes in growth and development from birth to childhood (e.g., changes to teeth, hair, feet, and height);         
Personal Safety and Injury Prevention        
•explain relevant safety procedures (e.g., fire drills, railway-crossing and crosswalk procedures);        
•use a problem-solving process to identify ways of obtaining support for personal safety in the home, school, and community;        
•identify examples of real and fictional violence (e.g., schoolyard fights, cartoons, movies);         
Substance Use and Abuse        
•define the term drug and identify a variety of legal and illegal drugs;        
•identify nicotine (in cigarettes), caffeine (in coffee and colas), and alcohol as drugs;        
•use decision-making skills to make healthy choices about drug use, and recognize the effects of various substances (e.g., nicotine, caffeine, alcohol) on the body.         
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 Expectations: Copyright The Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1998.  Format: Copyright B.Phillips, 1998.