Language Links

Language links can be adapted for all grades and strands. Check out some ideas below.
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Oral Communication
• Express personal opinions about ideas presented on some nutrition websites.
• Interview a dietitian for information about making nutritious food choices.
• Present an argument on athletes or cartoon characters being used to promote unhealthy foods to kids or why we shouldn’t drink sugar sweetened beverages (or another health issue).
• Explain how advertisements for healthy food and those for fast food or pre-packaged products differ.
• Have a class debate on the school food environment or culture.

• Participate in the Great Big Crunch in March including reading and writing stories related to apples.
• Read and discuss books about growing food, gardens, food, etc.
• Explore how foods get from the farm (or other origin) to their table at home and learn about how urban and rural communities work together – then research a food product and create a comic strip or poster about how their healthy food choices get to their tables.

• Practice writing sentences about health topics and nutritious food choices.
• Journal about some of their favourite family meal time traditions.
• Create a word cloud about fruit or vegetables.
• Have students write and recite poetry related to fruit & vegetables and healthy eating.
• Create cartoon or comic strip stories about healthy eating heros and villians habits.
• Create cereal boxes with nutrition claims.
• Write healthy recipes and compile a classroom cookbook.
• Write a formal letter to the teacher outlining their opinion on banning soft drinks and energy drinks from school property.
• Create a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner menu for a restaurant depicted in a novel, short story or film.

Media Literacy
• Review media texts related to pre-packaged food products and the use of current cartoon characters.
• Search for and discuss various (or the lack of) media texts that promote fruit and vegetable consumption compared to fast food and pre-packaged products.
• Create a series of video stills or photographs representing what healthy eating means to each student.
• Create an illustrated pamphlet about nutritious food choices (fruit or vegetable and why others should try them).
• Create a mock television commercial about fruit and vegetable choices.
• Create a board game related to food that grows on a farm, fruit & vegetable game pieces, etc.
• Create a myth or reality trivia game using food examples.