Update: TBDHU- Children Involved in Handling Food in Child Care

We have received some exciting news that programs may once again allow children to assist in preparing and handling food!

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit wishes to remind programs to adhere to the Guidelines for Food Handling for Children   Please share this resource with your colleagues!

We know that our programs have missed these engaging opportunities for children and how important food preparation can be for fostering the Four Foundations! We can’t wait to hear about your cooking adventures.

For any further questions, feel free to reach out to the Public Health Inspector, whose phone number can be found at the bottom of the link to the guidelines document.

Yuck Science!

We had a blast at the Yuck Science workshop this morning with Emily Kerton, Senior Scientist at Science North. Emily provided us with many great icky, sticky, and gooey ideas to share with the children, along with some fun vocabulary – viscosity, scat, and non-Newtonian fluid.

See the Educator Resources page for some great resources to share with educators and families!

Science North Workshop

We had tons of fun yesterday with Emily Kerton at our Science North workshop. Emily put us all to work by sending us on scavenger hunts, playing with polymer, and doing science experiments. The educators left with lots of great ideas and resources to bring back to their programs. See the Educator Resources page for some of the activities Emily shared.

Additionally, Emily let us know that she is available to go in to programs. Science North has many great opportunities for children such as their portable planetarium and live critters (painted turtle, snakes, and geckos). You can contact Emily at (807) 333-3701 for more information on how to make this possible at your centre.

Thank you to all of the educators who were able to join us. It was nice to see everyone!