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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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Organ donation

Check out the Ministry of Health’s new organ donation public awareness campaign at www.isanorgandonor.com.  Find out how easy it is to let your family and friends know you would want to be an organ donor.

Organ donation saves lives. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give.

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Having an organ donor sticker on your health card isn’t enough.  Your family needs to know, because they would be asked for consent.

About 180 Saskatchewan people are waiting for a transplant. (as of April 2011)

For more information about organ donation, go to www.health.gov.sk.ca/organ-and-tissue.

For an organ donor sticker and an organ donor card, call 1-800-667-7551.