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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: 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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Dietitian Services

Nutrition is important in the prevention and treatment of illness and the maintenance of good health. Nutrition is also important at all stages of the life cycle- from childhood to the senior years. Although the needs may differ, accurate knowledge is the cornerstone to achieving optimum nutritional health and maintaining independence in disease conditions for individuals.

Goal
The goal of the nutrition service program for Sun Country Health Region is to provide access to sound nutritional knowledge for all residents of the region.

The Program
The Sun Country Health Region offers dietitian services to all areas of the of the Region in a variety of ways:

  • Individual nutrition counselling at several locations throughout the Region
  • Group education on nutrition topics as requested by organizations or other groups
  • Home visits when required
  • Resource person on nutrition related topics for other health care workers

Access
Any resident of the Region may access the service through:

  • self referral
  • physician referral
  • referral from other health care providers, ie: homecare, public health, nurses, etc.

See also the Diabetes Program: http://www.suncountry.sk.ca/service/57/88/diabetes-program.html 

To find a Dietitian:

1. For the Communities of Estevan and Oxbow –
Contact the Dietitian at
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Box 5000
1176 Nicholson Rd.
Estevan, Sk S4A CV6
Tel: 306-637-2415

2. For the Communities of Weyburn, Bengough, Coronach, Radville –
Contact the Dietitian at
Primary Health Services
704 5th Street NE
Weyburn, Sk S4H 2Z9
Tel: 306-848-2160 

3. For the Communities of Carlyle, Arcola, Kipling, Maryfield, Redvers, Wawota
Contact the Dietitian at
Community Health Services Building
Box 670,
206 Railway Ave.
Carlyle, SK S0C 0R0
Tel: 306-453-2075

4. For the Communities of Weyburn, Fillmore, Lampman, Midale, Stoughton
Contact the Dietitian at
Primary Health Services 
704-5 Street NE
Weyburn, SK S4H 2Z9
Phone: 306-842-8425