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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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Rabies

FACT SHEET on Rabies

What is rabies?"
 Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system and eventually the brain. It is usually fatal for humans.
 Rabies is spread in the saliva of an animal with rabies.
 Rabies can affect any warm-blooded animal, domestic or wild. It has been found in dogs, cats, foxes, raccoons, skunks, wolves, bats, cattle and horses.
 Rabid animals usually act very differently; for example - they may become aggressive, restless or excitable, appear to have difficulty swallowing or have weakness in their limbs, or lose their appetite or refuse to eat.

How can I prevent rabies?
 Have your animals vaccinated
 Don't go near stray animals
 Keep your pets on a leash
 Report unusual animal behaviour to a veterinarian or animal control
 Consult the Public Health Department when you find a bat in a room where someone has been sleeping

What should you do if you have been bitten?
 Immediately wash the bite wounds with soap and water
 Get medical care immediately after a bite
 Your doctor will report the incident to Public Health.  The Public Health Inspector will arrange to have the pet confined and observed for 10 days.
 If possible, wild animals will be captured, euthanized and sent for rabies testing after a biting incident.