New Canada Food Guide
The iconic Canada Food Guide has provided Canadians with a snapshot of healthy eating recommendations for over 75 years, and Health Canada has just released the first updated edition in over a decade! The new Canada Food Guide
suggests a focus on drinking water, plant-based diets, and home-cooking.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries. When we talk about preventing injuries, we’re not talking about skinned knees, bruised shins and scraped elbows. Those are the telltale signs of a curious child, exploring the world, pushing limits and seeking adventure. But there are things we can all do to ensure that those bumps and bruises don’t turn into more disabling injuries and deaths. Safe Kids Worldwide has lots of safety checklists, videos, resources and reports
here to support your work with families.
Disinfection Options in Child Care Facilities
This helpful little handbook
explains how germs are spread in child care facilities. It also explains the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting; the use of household bleach as a sanitizer/disinfectant; and the use of acceptable alternatives.
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)
As young children grow and develop they need to move, sleep and sit the right amounts each day to be healthy - and this simple visual helps us to understand just how much moving, sleeping and sitting children of different ages need each day
NEW! Eat Right Be Active Booklets
We all want children to grow up healthy and feeling great- and these booklets can help! They are full of everyday ideas that busy parents and caregivers can put into action so toddlers
, and school-agers
can eat well and be active.
New Online Tutorial- Managing Risk: Supervision of Children
Most serious occurrences and injuries are predictable and preventable, but when supervision strategies break down, children can be at risk. We know that children must be supervised at all times, but what does that actually mean? Managing Risk: Supervision of Children
provides a list of common mistakes and risks to consider when developing or reviewing your policies and procedures, checklists, tools and strategies for keeping the children in your care safe. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.
Wash Your Hands Sign (in 24 languages)
This poster simply says wash your hands in twenty-four languages (English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Ojibwe, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese). Print it out and post it
in the washroom and by the sink in your program today!
Webinar: New Guidelines for Introducing Peanuts to Babies
According to the latest research, early exposure to peanut products can dramatically reduce a baby’s chance of becoming allergic. In response to this research there are new guidelines on introducing peanuts to babies. To help you understand the new guidelines Food Allergy Canada hosted a webinar with Dr. Julia Upton: New Guidelines for Introducing Peanut to Babies
: What do they mean?
Immunization Information for Newcomer Families
All CNC programs must provide newcomer families with information on immunization in Canada. This can be difficult when you serve a vast number of languages and the information is complex. Health Canada has recently jreleased: A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination
in Canada that can help. The in-depth guide is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.f valuable material) is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.
How to Protect Children From Infection and Illness
Children are particularly susceptible to illnesses for many reasons. They haven't been exposed to common germs, their immune systems are still developing, and they often have poor hygiene habits. You play an important role in protecting children and minimizing the impact of infection and illness. And this manual can help! It includes useful forms, schedules and posters to help you keep children healthy. Read more