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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Education for the Public

Sun Country Health Region Public Health offers regular public education courses to the public.

  • FoodSafe is an 8 hour class intended for people who regularly serve food to the public. On successful completion of the exam, participants will receive the FoodSafe Certificate which is recognized across Canada and in many places around the world. Contact your Public Health Inspector for more information.
  • Swimming Pool Operators Course is an 8 hour class offered once per year (usually May) to operators & employees of public swimming pools and hot tubs. Contact your Public Health Inspector for more information.
  • Pre-natal classes are offered on a regular basis, Contact your Public Health Nurse for more information.
  • Food Safety For Volunteers is a 2.5 hour presentation intended for people who serve food at community functions (Pot Luck Suppers, Concessions at the Fair, Fundraisers, etc). Any community organization wishing to host a free presentation may do so by contacting your Public Health Inspector.
  • Live Well with Chronic Conditions: Do you have a chronic health condition? Are you looking for ways to cope with these conditions? Then the program called Live WellTM with Chronic Conditions may be for you!
    This program provides practical suggestions and support which builds confidence in coping with the everyday challenges of a chronic condition. The class is facilitated by two trained leaders from the community to groups of 10-12 people once a week for 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Diabetes Program: Sun Country Health Region provides diabetes services for patients and their families to support them in managing diabetes.