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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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Public Health Nutrition

The Public Health Nutrition program promotes, protects, and supports the nutritional health of the population with an emphasis on health promotion and primary prevention.

The Public Health Nutritionist considers the root causes of nutrition-related conditions and illnesses and engages citizens to help build healthy communities in which to live, work, and play.

The Public Health Nutritionist helps to create conditions to support healthy communities and builds healthy public policy.

Some initiatives include:

  • Encouraging and supporting healthy food environment within organizations such as schools, work sites, and recreation facilities.
  • Helping to create early childhood environments that support healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Providing nutrition information and resources to teachers and school administrators to support nutrition sections of curriculums. 
  • Increasing awareness and addressing issues regarding food security in the health region.

For further information contact:

Barb Wright,
Public Health Nutritionist
Box 5000-201
1174 Nicholson Road
Estevan, SK
(306) 637-2469
barb.wright@schr.sk.ca