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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: http://tinyurl.com/nn6b95d 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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World Hospice & Palliative Care Day - October 14, 2017

 

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

 Oct 14, 2017:

“Don’t Leave Those Suffering Behind

 October 14, 2017

 (Regina/Saskatoon, SK) – This year’s theme for World Hospice & Palliative Care Day is called, Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care - “Don’t leave those suffering behind”. 

 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care globally.

 Hospice and palliative care are marginalized issues in healthcare today, and people and families needing these services are often left behind.  Did you know that in 42% of the world’s countries, there is ZERO availability of palliative care!  In only 20 countries is palliative care well integrated into the health care system and 40 million people need palliative care annually including 20 million at the end of life.

 In Saskatchewan, all health regions receive funding for palliative care, however the level of service and quality of care varies greatly between its urban centres and rural areas. By improving palliative care, Saskatchewan can reduce hospital costs, increase quality of life and protect families from a potential crippling financial burden of a terminal illness.

 May World Hospice Palliative Care Day inspire our Saskatchewan residents to contact their respective MLAs, asking that Palliative care be made a priority to all who live here.

 Every person deserves access to quality, affordable health services, including palliative care without being forced into financial hardship.

 Resources:

 WHPCA report: UHC and Palliative Care: Do not leave those suffering behind!  http://bit.ly/2fTgbLk http://www.thewhpca.org/resources/item/uhc-and-palliativecare/

For further information about this release, please contact:

 Jean Morrison, President,

 Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association

 306-655-5802

 

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