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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Infection Prevention and Control

The Sun Country Health Region Infection Prevention and Control program focuses on reducing the risk of transmission of infectious agents to staff, clients, volunteers, visitors, students, physicians, licensed independent practitioners, and the public.

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) program also aims to reduce the client risks for infections related to the use of devices and procedures performed during their care.

To meet current Accreditation Standards, the Infection Control Continuous Quality Improvement Committee wanted to improve employee access to infection control education to assist with preventing the spread of infections in SCHR.

The following power point presentations are provided here to assist SCHR meet these goals.

(Research words: Bug of the month, bug, infection, tetanus, west nile virus, influenza, respiratory.)  

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