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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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New Medical Health Officer for Region

Sun Country Health Region announces a change in the office of the Medical Health Office. Dr. Ross Findlater will join the Region as Medical Health Officer, on the retirement of Dr. Shauna Hudson.

Janice Giroux, Vice President Community Health for Sun Country Health Region says the Region thanks Dr. Hudson for her commitment to ensuring the health of the SCHR population and improving the quality of health services.

“We are grateful for all the time she has given us over the past 10 years,” she says.

The Region is also excited to have Dr. Findlater join the Public Health team,” says Mrs. Giroux.

“The expertise and experience he brings will be a benefit to our partners in the Region and the community.”

Dr. Findlater has a lengthy career in Saskatchewan which has spanned a variety of positions. Since returning from a year in Bolivia as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with Canadian University Students Overseas this summer, Dr. Findlater has worked with Saskatchewan Health on new programs.  

Prior to the year in Bolivia, Dr. Findlater most recently worked as a Deputy Medical Health Officer in Saskatoon, Program Director for the Community Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Saskatchewan, the Chief Medical Health Officer for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, and as a Medical Health Officer in RQHR.  He also worked in India on the National Polio Surveillance Program in 2008.

Prior to completing his specialist training in Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 1996, Dr. Findlater worked as a Family Physician and Emergency Physician in Regina and also worked internationally in Nepal and Thailand. Dr. Findlater completed his Medical Degree at McGill University.

Posted on October 22.  



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