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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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Telehealth continues to expand


The Telehealth department of Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) is replacing older equipment with standardized sets to make it easier for staff and members of the public to use.

“The goal is to have enough similarities in the equipment so that individuals can attend any Telehealth site in the Region and be familiar with the equipment,” says Marga Cugnet, Interim President/CEO.

“We replaced the first three systems with state of the art video conferencing units, including television sets,” she says.

 “The new equipment should make it easier for people to access the system,” she says.

SCHR has a total of 16 Telehealth sites spread strategically across the Region so both the public and staff can locate a site within a drive of 30 minutes. The total cost for replacement equipment is $12,000.

Telehealth is available for appointments with physicians inside and outside the Region, as well as for staff and public education sessions.

The sites are located at Arcola Health Centre, Bengough Health Centre; Coronach Health Centre; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Estevan – 3 sites, Fillmore Health Centre; Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow; Radville Marian Health Centre; Redvers Health Centre; Wawota Memorial Health Centre; Weyburn Community Health Services Building; Weyburn General Hospital; Kipling Health Centre; Tatagwa View, Weyburn; Gainsborough Health Centre.

To book an event or inquire about the service, call Mary Deren, Telehealth Coordinator, at 842-8605 or email her at  Telehealth schedules of interest to the public and staff are posted in each health care facility in the Region.

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 Posted December 2

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