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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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Second dose of influenza vaccine for children

For children under nine years of age requiring a second dose of the influenza vaccine, the Public Health Nurses in SCHR can be reached at:

Estevan Public Health               637-3626
Weyburn Public Health             842-8618
Kipling Public Health                 736-2522
Redvers Public Health              452-4020
Carlyle Public Health                453-6131
Coronach Public Health            267-5705 or 869-2555
Radville Public Health               869-2555
Oxbow Public Health                483-2313 

For up-to-date information on influenza and influenza vaccines check out this Saskatchewan Health web page -

Please call HealthLine at 811 if you have questions about influenza. People who experience respiratory problems should see a doctor.

Updated April 1, 2014

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