28 Day Vegetable & Fruit Challenge Tips – Week #1

Check out our list of tips and recipes for week 1 of the challenge. We have also added a feature vegetable or fruit. Learn more about how to pick, store and prepare different vegetables and fruit. Week 1 Day 1 Pick your own produce at local farms. Late summer and early fall is a great time to pick fruits and … Read More

Your Voice Could Make a Difference for Adults Living with Dental Pain

  Thousands of adults live with pain and infection because they cannot afford dental care.  OHIP pays to treat pain and infection in every part of the body except the mouth. You can show your support of extending provincial programs to include adults who need, and cannot afford, emergency dental treatment by contacting your MPP.  Stop by the Chatham Kent … Read More

Have a Healthy Smile All Summer!

Are you playing sports this summer?  Wearing a mouth guard can prevent injuries to your face and mouth, and can decrease your chances of a serious injury or broken teeth cutting into your playing time. Always rinse your mouth guard with cold water before and after you use it, and do not chew your mouth guard while you are wearing … Read More

Have a Healthy Smile All Summer!

Are you playing sports this summer?  Wearing a mouth guard can prevent injuries to your face and mouth, and can decrease your chances of a serious injury or broken teeth cutting into your playing time. Always rinse your mouth guard with cold water before and after you use it, and do not chew your mouth guard while you are wearing … Read More

Terrible Tooth Tricks!

Do you treat your mouth like a Swiss army knife, chewing, tearing, ripping and pulling through any and every thing?  See our list for some of the worst mis-uses of your pearly-whites! Toothpicks: These are great for baking and craft time, not so great for your mouth.  Even though “tooth” is right in the name, all you need to do … Read More

Human Development and Sexual Health

Human Development and Sexual Health sexual health – grade 1 sexual health – grade 2 sexual health – grade 3 sexual health – grade 4 sexual health – grade 5 sexual health – grade 6 sexual health – grade 7 sexual health – grade 8 For more information or to book any of the presentations under teacher’s resources please contact … Read More

E-Cigarettes not advised by Health Canada

Across Chatham-Kent, several retailers have been selling a variety of “electronic cigarettes”, also known as “E-cigarettes”.  Depending on the manufacturer, these products advertise a number of features and “benefits” compared to regular tobacco products.   “E-cigarettes” are being promoted as a safe alternative to tobacco and as an effective way to help you quit smoking.  Health Canada however, is advising Canadians: … Read More

Easter Egg Safety

  If you’re decorating, hiding or hunting for eggs this Easter, the CK Public Health would like to offer the following tips for a safe and enjoyable Easter.  Before the hunt wash your hands thoroughly before handling eggs at every preparation step, from cooking and cooling, to dyeing and hiding only use grade A refrigerated eggs and discard any with … Read More