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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 - 2011-12 Flu Clinics

Infuenza immunization is still available in Sun Country Health Region. Anyone wanting a flu  shot should contact their local public health office to make an appointment.

To make an appointment for a flu shot, call your local public health office at:

  • Weyburn Public Health -  842-8618
  • Carlyle Public Health   -   453-6131
  • Redvers Health Centre - 452-3464
  • Coronach residents -      267-5705
  • Oxbow Public Health  -    483-2313
  • Kipling Public Health  -      736-2522
  • Radville Public Health -     869-2555
  • Estevan Public Health -    637-3626

Four child flu clinics also are scheduled for the Community Health Services Building from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17; Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Tuesday, Feb. 28. An appointment is required for these clinics. Please call 842-8618.

Influenza vaccine is highly recommended for:

  • adults 65 years and older
  • persons with chronic health conditions including but not limited to: lung and heart disease, asthma, diabetes, neurological conditions, cancer, kidney disease
  • children on long term aspirin therapy
  • pregnant women in any trimester
  • children from 6 months to 23 months of age (under 2)
  • persons with severe obesity
  • residents of a nursing home or other care facility

Groups recommended for vaccination to protect those at higher risk include:

  • household and close contacts of persons who are in the risk groups above
  • household and close contacts of infants less than 6 months of age
  • members of households expecting newborns
  • child and day care workers who care for children younger than 2 years of age in and out of the home
  • persons who work with poultry or hogs
  • all health care employees and volunteers
  • health science students (human and animal health )

Immunizations for Children Aged 6 months to less than 9 years of age:
Influenza vaccine will be provided from October 11, 2011 to February 29, 2012 to children who are 6 months to under 9 years of age at the time of immunization. For those children, aged 6 months to under 9 years of age receiving their first influenza immunization, a second dose is required one month later and this will be available until March 31, 2012.
Please check with your local Public Health Office for clinic dates for these children.

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