All five site visits are now complete. I travelled to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories at the beginning of March where The Centre for Northern Families implemented the Healthy Together Program.

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Michele outside the Centre for Northern Families in Yellowknife

Thankfully the temperatures reached -15 to -25 and I was able to stay warm with many layers of clothing. A very warm thank you to Caroline, Margaret, Faith and families at the Centre for Northern Families for hosting our visit and sharing their 0-6 and 7-12 Healthy Together groups with myself and Anima. In between the group learning, we watched a wonderful game of clothes pin tag and watched Faith Woodruff in action as she shared one of her adaptations…she created a great “did you know” game about pita that she entertained the children with during the meal. It was a fun and creative way to combine nutrition, learning and engage a group of 7-12 year olds as they waited patiently for their turn to serve themselves food.

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We were greeted at the Yellowknife airport by this magnificent polar bear!