Schools & Child Care Centres

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Promoting healthy lifestyles from an early age can help our children live long, happy lives. Much of that learning happens in our schools and daycares where children learn the basics of nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and healthy living.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s role is to support the efforts of our teachers and daycare workers as well as parents. Our goal is to give our children the best start possible!


Healthy Schools Program Guide


Child Care Centre Nutrition Resources

Young children need healthy foods and beverages to support their growth, development, and well-being. Since many children spend a large portion of their day and consume several meals and snacks in child care settings, child care providers need to offer nutritious foods and supportive nutrition environments. Child care providers have an important role in helping children develop lifelong healthy habits.

These child care nutrition resources were created to support child care providers in planning and preparing healthy food for children in their care, as well as to create a supportive nutrition environment for children to eat, learn, play and grow.


For Further Information

Please call the Healthy Schools program at (807) 625-5900

or toll-free: 1 (888) 294-6630

Last Updated: 13/09/2023