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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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Help with flood cleanup

Several communities within Sun Country Health Region experienced heavy rains and flooding during the weekend of June 28-29. Once the rains stop, the cleanup begins and the public needs to keep health and safety issues at the forefront.

Basic information on flood cleanup and links to other helpful sites: go to -

You can also contact the SCHR Public Health Inspectors by calling this Toll Free number – 1-888-295-8005 or sending an email to

Tetanus - Is your Tetanus immunization up to date? Keeping your immunization up to date is always important but is particularly important for those individuals in communities where flooding clean-up is occurring. Tetanus is a bacteria that can enter the body through breaks in the skin or wounds and can occur following a minor scrape or puncture.

Tetanus immunization is part of the routine schedule for childhood immunizations and is recommended for all ages with booster shots given every 10 years.

If you need a tetanus booster, contact your local Public Health Office:

  • Weyburn Public Health             306-842-8618
  • Coronach Public Health            306-267-5705
  • Radville Public Health               306-869-2555
  • Kipling Public Health                306-736-2522
  • Carlyle Public Health                306-453-6131
  • Redvers Public Health               306-452-4020
  • Oxbow Public Health                306-483-2313
  • Estevan Public Health               306-637-3626



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