TBDHU Resources on Eating Disorders and Using Neutral Language About Food

At our May Cook’s Network, we discussed using neutral language about bodies and food in Child Care and Early Years settings.  Michaela Bohunicky, Registered Dietician at TBDHU asked us to share these resources with you. One is Eating Disorders Ontario Prevention- Overview of Disordered Eating Prevention- How Can Schools Help? And the other is Teaching and Talking to Students About Food and Nutrition.



Please feel free to share with your teams and families! This content is most geared toward school-agers, however, the information and links in the articles have great suggestions for how to have conversations about bodies and food with children of all ages. We hope you find this helpful!

Have a lovely Friday!

Self-care and healthy brain with Dr. Jean Clinton

Have you seen this new resource from the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)? In collaboration with Dr. Jean Clinton, the CECE’s have compiled a series of videos which share advice, tips and tools on self-care, that can be integrated into your practice as well as information on how your brain operates under stress. Dr. Jean Clinton reminds us that just like children, trauma can present itself in many ways and may affect our responses to situations. You can find the links to the videos below:

Watch video 1 HERE

Watch video 2 HERE

Early Learning and Child Care Enabling Accessibility Funds

The Government of Canada is accepting applications for the Early Learning and Child Care small projects component under the Enabling Accessibility Funds. “The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) aims to improve accessibility and safety in regulated and/or licensed ELCC centres. This will help support children with disabilities, parents/guardians with disabilities and/or employees with disabilities. The goal is to ensure that all Canadian families have access to high-quality, affordable and inclusive early learning and child care.”

The deadline to apply is January 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. See the Government of Canada website for more details: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-early-learning-child-care.html

Online Professional Learning Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to keep busy while social distancing? Below is a list of websites and webinars that may be of interest to you or your staff.