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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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Community Advisory - flu clinics

Influenza cases are increasing across Canada. Dr. Shauna Hudson, Medical Health Officer for Sun Country Health Region, says if you haven’t had your influenza immunization yet, you can still protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated.

The flu shot is still available free of charge this year to any individual in the Region who wants to receive it. Please contact your local Public Health Office to make an appointment for a flu shot – a list of phone numbers for the Public Health Offices is provided below.

Flu shots are strongly recommended for all special risk groups. If you belong to any of these risk groups you need a “flu” shot:   

  • Adults 65 years of age and older*
  • People with chronic health conditions* 
  • People with severe obesity* 
  • Pregnant women* 
  • Residents of nursing homes or other care facilities*
  • Member of a household expecting a newborn before March 2011
  • Children from 6 months of age to under 5 years of age
  • Household members and close contacts of infants under 6 months of age
  • Child care and day care workers who provide care to children aged 6 months to under 5 years of age
  • Health care workers, health care students or health care volunteers
  • People who work with poultry or hogs

* You also need a “flu” shot if you are a household member or a close contact of someone who is at high risk for complications from influenza (see the groups above marked with a star*) 

For more information about influenza in Saskatchewan this year, please click on this link to a January 28, 2011 press release from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health -

To make an appointment for your “flu” shot, call your local Public Health Office at the telephone number listed below:

Weyburn Public Health 842-8618

Carlyle Community Health 453-6131

Coronach Health Centre 267-5705

Redvers Health Centre 452-3464

Galloway Health Centre 483-2313

Kipling Community Health 736-2112, 736-2113

St. Joseph's Hospital 637-3626

Radville Public Health 869-2555

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