9-12: Secondary School

Each of the seven short videos in the Feeding Ontario series engages students by exploring a topic related to the Ontario food cycle – getting food from the farm to the table. Follow along with the provided discussion guides, which contain thought-provoking questions that will get students to critically examine the concepts discussed in the videos. Extension ideas help to build on the video content, enhance connections to curriculum and enrich the student learning experience.

1. Sustainable Farming Practices

Introduce your students to the concept of the food cycle and how each component shapes the larger food system. This video discusses sustainable farming practices and provides examples for students of how Ontario farmers are using these practices to preserve farmland and lessen their environmental impact.
  • Curriculum course connections for this video:
  • Family Studies: HFN1O/HFN2O, HFC3M, HFC3E, HFA4U, HFA4C, HFL4E
  • Sciences: SNC1D, SNC1P, SNC2D, SNC2P, SBI3U, SBI3C, SBI4U, SVN3M, SVN3E
  • Canadian and World Studies: CGC1D, CGC1P

2. Farm Animal Care

Farm Animal Care Video
Farm animal care is a top concern for consumers (including your students), food retailers and farmers. This video will help your students learn more about this important topic by introducing the concept of farm animal care and the regulations and best practices used to ensure animal well-being.
  • Curriculum course connections for this video:
  • Family Studies: HFN1O/HFN2O, HFC3M, HFC3E, HFA4U, HFA4C, HFL4E
  • Sciences: SNC1D
  • Canadian and World Studies: CGC1P

3. Food Safety

Food Safety Video
Use this video as a basis for discussing with students the extensive regulations and safety measures in place within the Canadian food system to maintain food safety and health. Students will also learn the steps they can take to be food safe in their daily lives.
  • Curriculum course connections for this video:
  • Family Studies: HFN1O/HFN2O, HFC3M, HFC3E, HFA4U, HFA4C, HFL4E

Stay tuned for more videos in the Feeding Ontario Series coming later
in 2017:

4. The Use of Antibiotics and Growth Hormones in Food Production

5. Biotechnology in Food Production

6. Wasted Food and Food Recovery

7. Local Food Movement

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