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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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SCHR offers student bursaries

Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) is pleased to announce it provided education bursaries to 75 students during 2009. The bursaries are part of the health region’s professional recruitment strategy.

Bursaries went to students studying in the following fields: Registered Nurse 55; Licensed Practical Nurse 11; Information Access/Privacy 1; Physical Therapy 2; Occupational Therapy 1; Combined Laboratory and x-ray 3; Medical Laboratory Technician 1.

Students receiving the bursaries will be required to provide work in lieu of repayment to SCHR when they are finished their course of study. Bursaries are available for part or all of a student’s education in a profession deemed as hard to recruit to SCHR.

“We are happy to provide these bursaries to students, first because we’re anxious to see our young people educated, but also because it makes sense for a health region needing professionals to encourage students to study in those fields,” says Cal Tant, President and CEO, SCHR.

“This initiative has been in place for a number of years and some of the early students accepting bursaries from us are now calling us for jobs,” he says.

 During 2010, students in the following professions can apply for SCHR bursaries to assist with the cost of their education: Physician, Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Medical Lab Technologist, Health Information Management Practitioner.

The following professions and trades people will also be eligible for relocation grants if they come to work in SCHR: Physician, Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Manager, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Electrician, Refrigeration Mechanic, Plumber, Health Information Management Practitioner.

Media: For more information, please call Joanne Helmer, Communications Coordinator, SCHR, 842-8353.









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