Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Pre-Health Professions Club

The Pre-Health Professions Club is a club that engages high school students in a career development continuum to explore health care professions in medicine, nursing and pharmacy. It is a partnership that involves a community of post-secondary institutions working together with provincial school divisions, First Nations band schools, regional health authorities, communities, and independent practicing professionals to provide career development experiences for secondary level students.

Mission Statement

The Pre-Health Professions Club is committed to supporting high school student transition into health care professions. The PHP Club supports initiatives that address needs of Aboriginal, urban and rural underserved areas.

Pre-Health Professions Club Objectives

  • To identify and support students in the preparation and application processes for the post-secondary programs of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and nutrition professions;
  • To assist students in establishing career pathways prior to secondary level completion; and
  • To create mentorship opportunities for students linking the school with the community and its resources.

Mentorship Information

The goals of the mentorship experiences are to:

  • To provide students with an opportunity to observe the work of a physician/nurse/pharmacist in a practice setting and;
  • To expose students to the work environment and facilitate interaction with a physician, nurse, pharmacist or dietician.

Students living in the Sun Country Health Region register in their grade eleven year through the school guidance counselor at the beginning of the second semester.   The "PHP Club" consists of three or four sessions, including planned time for the students with mentors in medicine, nursing, or pharmacy, based on student’s particular interests. In addition to, or instead of the four general sessions, Aboriginal high school students have the opportunity to access two sessions to explore these careers from a cultural perspective.

Students who have demonstrated a commitment to the program will have an opportunity to select and experience 2 four-hour or 1 eight-hour mentorship experience with a professional in the health profession that they have explored through the club. Mentoring experiences are coordinated by participating regional health authorities through school divisions from October to December.

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How to Participate 

If you are an SCHR employee interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the following individuals to mentor a student in:

Nursing -  Stella Swertz
Primary & Integrated Health
Sun Country Health Region
Phone: 306- 842-8360

Medicine -  Arlene Hand
Recruitment Assistant
Sun Country Health Region
Phone: 306-842.8320

Pharmacy  -  Lisa Bagonluri
Assistant Director, Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists
University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy

Nutrition - Arlene Hand
Recruitment Assistant
Sun Country Health Region
Phone: 306-842.8320