Brantford Expositor – Original title “Fair will teach kids about traditional native tobacco”
A nutrition fair that will also help educate kids on the difference between smoking cigarettes and using traditional native tobacco will be held Friday at Central Public School.
The Ononh’kwa on: we (Original Medicine) Tobacco Wise and Nutrition Health Fair will run at the George Street school starting at 9:45 a.m.
There will be an introduction by a health promoter from the Aboriginal Health Centre and some traditional drumming by Steel City Drum.
More than a dozen programs and partners will have display booths at the fair, covering topics ranging from diabetes education and bike safety to fetal alcohol syndrome and healthy babies.
Students will learn about wise tobacco lifestyles, including the difference between traditional tobacco and commercial tobacco and the health hazards caused by commercial tobacco.
An information scavenger hunt will be held and the students will also see a display on healthy food choices, nutrition resource information and recipes. Healthy snacks will also be provided.