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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MDS/ Rugs

MDS/Rugs is a clinical assessment process used for residents of publicly-operated long term care facilities in Saskatchewan that allows staff members to identify the individual needs of each resident and plan for their daily care.  

Issues with the following physical and psychological situations, like delirium, cognitive loss, activities, communication, cardio-Respiratory, urinary incontinence, social relationships, mood, behaviour, activities of daily living, falls, undernutrition, feeding tubes, nutritional status, pain, pressure ulcers, appropriate medications, physical restraints, bowel conditions can be identified through the MDS process.

An auxiliary process called Rugs identifies the care that needs to be provided to the resident based on the issues identified. The combination of MDS/Rugs is a method of promoting quality care and individualized care planning.

For more information, please contact:
MDS Coordinator
208 Souris Valley Rd
Weyburn, Sk
Phone: 306 842 8331
Fax: 306 842 8341






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