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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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Sun Country Health Region hires new nurses

Four overseas nurses have arrived in Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) in recent months, with four more hired and expected to arrive in the near future.

SCHR's Regional Director of Recruitment and Retention, Cecile Reyes, says six of the registered nurses from overseas hail originally from the Philippines, by way of Saudi Arabia and Dubai, while the other two are from the United Kingdom.

These registered nurses (RNs) are in addition to 19 new hires from Canada this year. The new nurses will be working in facilities located in Weyburn, Oxbow, Redvers, Lampman and Estevan.

The RNs coming here from overseas are hardworking professionals, with over five years of experience each, says Cecile.

"They are confident of what they are doing and, at the same time, they're willing to learn new methods," she says.

"They like their new communities. The people in SCHR have been very friendly and helpful. People have been wonderful at making them feel welcome," she says.

SCHR is very thankful to the communities for pitching in to assist with the settlement of these nurses, says Marga Cugnet, Vice President of Primary and Integrated Health.

"Local churches, neighbours and colleagues have all helped to gather household goods. Everything from dishes to furniture was donated so the nurses moving such a long distance can be relatively comfortable," she says.


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