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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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Sun Country Health Region targets medical bursaries

Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) has changed its medical bursary policy.

This fall, the Region will target its generous medical bursaries to third and fourth year medical students in the family practice stream, and first and second year residents in family medicine.

They will be offered up to $100,000 in exchange for four years of service. Smaller amounts are available in exchange for fewer years of service.

“We need family physicians, now and into the future and we see this as a good way to ensure we have the doctors we need when we need them,” says Human Resources Vice President Don Ehman.

The Region announced the policy to a group of medical students at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon this week.

“We’ve been seriously recruiting for the past five years and decided we need to change our focus,” said Mr. Ehman.

“We need to be more successful in our search, and quicker. It can take up to 18 months to get a foreign-trained physician through the immigration process and into the area.”

About six communities in SCHR are short of doctors right now.

Mr. Ehman said one of the things the Region will look for among bursary applicants will be rural backgrounds and a desire to work in a small community for the long term, not just for a few years.

“Students who come from the South East of the province and are familiar with living here, and are convinced they want to come back here to practice, will be the first on our list to receive a bursary,” he said.

For information about bursaries in SCHR, please call Mark Arthur, SCHR Recruitment Director, 306-842-8202, mark.arthur@schr.sk.ca or check the website at www.suncountry.sk.ca

Posted Sept. 27.

 

 

 

 



 

 

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