Why are there so many chicken nugget recalls?

checken nuggets with dipping sauce

Have you been hearing lots about breaded chicken product recalls and are you beginning to wonder how they can make people sick? You might often think that breaded chicken products like chicken nuggets, strips, and burgers, are fully cooked but that might not be true! You might not handle and cook them safely. It’s important to understand that breaded chicken … Read More

Why are there so many chicken nugget recalls?

checken nuggets with dipping sauce

Have you been hearing lots about breaded chicken product recalls and are you beginning to wonder how they can make people sick? You might often think that breaded chicken products like chicken nuggets, strips, and burgers, are fully cooked but that might not be true! You might not handle and cook them safely. It’s important to understand that breaded chicken … Read More

Parenting Program

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        Be the Best Parent You Can Be We often hear people say that parenting is the toughest job in the world. But, anyone who becomes a parent also realizes that the moments that melt your heart make it all worthwhile. Parenting can be a challenge and not every moment of every day is filled with sunshine. … Read More

Opioid Use and Related Harms in CK

In August 2017, CK Public Health began an assessment to learn about opioid use and related harms in our community. On February 21st 2019, the CK Public Health “Substance Use Working Group” hosted a meeting to share assessment findings with community partners. The working group brought together front-line service providers, decision-makers, peers, and community members from different organizations across Chatham-Kent.  … Read More

Food Handler Certification

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As of July 2018, it is mandatory for a Certified Food Handler to be on site of any food service premises during operating hours. There’s a $385 for any food locations that are non-compliant. Want to be certified? You have options! FREE In-Person Course 1 day (7.5 hours including a one hour lunch break and two 15 minutes breaks) Offered monthly (excluding … Read More

School Suspension Deadline Fast Approaching

School suspensions will be effective as of April 2nd, 2019 for anyone who remains overdue at that time. What to do if you have received a Suspension Order: Check your child’s immunization record – if you think they are up to date, call us to report the dates.  We may just not have the information on file. Get the missing shots … Read More

What do you know about Healthy Smiles Ontario and your Kids?

Did you know? If you have kids age 17 and under and  you don’t have dental benefits, or they are limited—including Ontario Works or ODSP—we can help! We can help with: Your Healthy Smiles application Answer questions about your child’s oral health Where do you go? We are located at 177 King Street East at the WISH Centre For more information … Read More

How can I reduce the pain of vaccinations for my baby or child?

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Vaccinations are important in order to prevent disease and illness in your child, however they can at times cause anxiety for both you and your little one. Below are some tips to reduce pain from shots and make the experience better for the both of you. Have your baby/child sit on your lap for a cuddle during the immunization If … Read More

Need to Report Your Child’s Shots? — ICON

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Check out our new secure online system for reporting your child’s immunizations to CK Public Health called ICON (Immunization Connect Ontario). You can also view your child’s current, overdue and upcoming immunizations.  It’s like a yellow card, only better. Why should I use this site? It’s an online alternative to paper immunization records. It allows you to securely keep track of … Read More

March is Help Fight Liver Disease Month

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  You may be surprised to learn that there are over 100 types of liver disease. One type is viral Hepatitis. Caused by viruses that attack the liver, viral hepatitis comes in many forms. The most common of these are hepatitis A, B and C. Hepatitis A is spread by contaminated food and water. It is very common in some … Read More

First Tooth First Visit

The goal is to have a dental visit before there is a problem. Recommended routine dental visits will let your child’s dental provider catch small problems early. Here are 3 reasons to take your child for dental exams: You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is working. Your dentist can find problems right away and fix … Read More

Tuberculosis — Infection vs. Disease

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Tuberculosis (TB) Infection and Tuberculosis Disease mean two very different things and they’re easily mixed up. So, what’s the difference between TB Infection and TB Disease? TB Infection (aka latent TB) Positive TB skin test but normal chest x-ray TB germ has entered the body but is not growing No symptoms Not contagious Risk of developing disease in the future May take … Read More