General outline. (8 hours)
- Nutrition – a balanced approach (Canada food guide and Indigenous food guide. Food security/insecurity)
- Exercise – impact on body and stress
- Dealing with addictions (approaches and resources)
- Sexuality (Sexualization vs healthy sexual relationships)
- Connection to Traditional Teachings (integrated in each section)
These are suggested resources for teaching about healthy living. None of this is prescribed and you are encouraged to bring in as much local knowledge and resources as you can.
In this webinar, Kaitlyn Patterson shares stories to examine how Indigenous food systems have been affected by colonialism and how some are trying to change these effects. Her focus is on Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Huron-Wendat peoples near Kingston, Ontario.
Canada’s Food Guide – Snapshot
Eating Well & the Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit & Métis
Kahnawake garden grows culture and community along with vegetables
“The project was engendered, in part, by the rise of worrisome health issues in Kahnawake, such as diabetes.”
“One thing that would benefit everybody is our own healthy, traditional, organic food,” said Hemlock. “It’s empowering if we are all growing it together.”Kanerahtiio Hemlock in CBC article Kahnawake Garden Grows Culture and Community Along with Vegetables, April 12, 2018
Exercise & Movement
Sexfluent is a site that aims to open access to healthy conversations around sexuality.
“At Sexfluent, we believe that all young people have the right to access reliable, honest, and relevant information on sexual health, mental health, and substance use to help you make more informed decisions.” Read more here.
Gender and Sexuality with RJ Jones.
RJ Jones is Saulteaux–Cree, originally from Treaty 1 territory in Saskatchewan and is currently living on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa. Find out more about them here.
Dealing with Addictions
Pistes de réflexion possibles
L'écriture d'un journal est personnelle et peut être liée à toute pensée ou sentiment qui ressort des thèmes abordés dans ce domaine.
Il peut également être un bon point de départ pour explorer les questions liées au end of course assignment for Physical Wellness.
Here is a journaling prompt, if you want one.
- What are your thoughts about the quote, “Food is medicine, and as medicine it heals”?
- How does it relate to your study of healthy living?