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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Pay for Performance

As part of government-wide fiscal restraint measures, the Executive Pay-For-Performance Plan has been suspended for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years.
Health region CEOs and Vice-Presidents will receive their base rate of pay (100 per cent of their salary) for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Executive Pay for Performance Plan July 2013 

The Saskatchewan Government, regional health authorities (RHAs) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) are focused on quality patient care and improving the patient experience.

RHA and SCA CEOs and executive staff play a critical role in our health system and are being asked to lead transformational change throughout the health system. To encourage this leadership and increase executives' accountability, the Ministry of Health, RHAs and the SCA agreed in early 2011 to an Executive Pay-for-Performance Plan (EPPP) for their CEOs and vice-presidents (and equivalents).

The plan measures and compensates for senior-level responsibility to successfully achieve established objectives.

Performance Pay Levels

The Executive Pay-for-Performance Plan (EPPP) is part of a total compensation package that positions Saskatchewan to be able to attract and retain health care leaders who can ensure the delivery of quality health care to the province's residents. The number of performance targets vary between health regions. If performance targets are not met, executives can lose up to 10% of their base salaries. If performance targets are exceeded, executives can earn up to a maximum of 10% additional pay. An executive's final rate of annual pay will be somewhere between 90% and 110% of base salary, determined by his or her specific combination of targets missed, met, and exceeded.

Goal-Setting and Weighting

Performance measures have been chosen to ensure that executives have clear targets in line with provincial health system and regional priorities. 50% of the plan value is based on province-wide (system) goals established by the Ministry of Health in consultation with RHAs and the SCA. 30% of the plan is based on organizational measures established by the Board of each RHA/SCA in consultation with its CEO. 10% of the plan value is based on the patient satisfaction, and 10% of the plan value is based on an assessment of executive behaviours or competencies linked to organizational and system values.

Comparisons between Regions/SCA

Executive pay for performance is composed of both system wide measures as well as regional health authority specific organizational measures including patient satisfaction and behaviour measures. While many of the organizational measures would appear to be either the same or similar, the actual tools and the associated metrics used may be different between regional health authorities and as a consequence results will vary. Any comparisons of results need to take this into consideration.

Public Reporting

Each RHA/SCA shall post on their websites the Pay for Performance information for each plan member. Specific information is posted in the files below.