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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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Two new doctors coming to the Region

Sun Country Health Region is pleased to announce the arrival of two new doctors for communities in the Region.

Dr. Mahmood Beheshti will begin practice in Weyburn Health Centre on September 16 while Dr. Parveen Kumar Gupta will begin practice in Redvers Medical Clinic on October 7.  

“The Region is working long and hard to recruit new doctors to our Region and to retain the doctors we currently have,” said Marga Cugnet, CEO, Sun Country Health Region.

“We’re beginning to see the numbers improve and that is heartening to us as well as to the communities involved. We recognize we still have a long way to go until we have a full complement of doctors for our residents.”

Dr. Beheshti comes to Weyburn from Toronto. He trained in Iran. He says he found Weyburn to be a caring and welcoming community.

Dr. Gupta comes from India, where he trained, with his son. His wife will follow soon. Dr. Gupta has more than 20 years experience in family medicine. He has worked in Redvers twice before for short periods, and says it is an excellent community.

“We welcome these doctors and encourage them to work with us for many years,” says Mrs. Cugnet.  

Posted Sept. 13 

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