Health and Physical Education
Grade 5: Healthy Living
Overall Expectations
•analyse information that has an impact on healthy eating practices (e.g., food labels, food guides, care-of-teeth brochures);
•describe physical, emotional, and interpersonal changes associated with puberty;
•apply strategies to deal with threats to personal safety (e.g., in response to harassment) and to prevent injury (e.g., from physical assault);        
•identify the influences (e.g., the media, peers, family) affecting alcohol use, as well as the effects and legalities of, and healthy alternatives to, alcohol use.         
Specific Expectations
Healthy Eating        
•explain the purpose and function of calories and the major food nutrients;        
•identify critical content information on food labels (e.g., ingredients, calories, additives, fat content);        
•describe the influence of the media on body image (e.g., shape and size);        
•explain how changes in our bodies sometimes affect our eating habits (e.g., increased appetite during growth spurts);         
Growth and Development        
•identify strategies to deal positively with stress and pressures that result from relationships with family and friends;        
•identify factors (e.g., trust, honesty, caring) that enhance healthy relationships with friends, family, and peers;        
•describe the secondary physical changes at puberty (e.g., growth of body hair, changes in body shape);        
•describe the processes of menstruation and spermatogenesis;        
•describe the increasing importance of personal hygiene following puberty;         
Personal Safety and Injury Prevention        
•explain how people's actions (e.g., bullying, excluding others) can affect the feelings and reactions of others;        
•apply strategies (e.g., anger management, assertiveness, conflict resolution) to deal with personal-safety and injury-prevention situations (e.g., swarming, threatening, harassment);         
Substance Use and Abuse        
•describe the short- and long-term effects of alcohol use and abuse;        
•apply decision-making skills to make healthy choices about alcohol use, and recognize factors (e.g., the media, family members, friends, laws) that can influence the decision to drink alcohol;        
•demonstrate resistance techniques (e.g., avoidance, walking away) and assertiveness skills (e.g., saying no) to deal with peer pressure in situations pertaining to substance use and abuse.         
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 Expectations: Copyright The Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1998.  Format: Copyright B.Phillips, 1998.