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 Nursing
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) are registered nurses whose practice promotes the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Public Health Nursing practice focuses on preventive health services and takes place in places where people live, work and play.
Specific services may include but are not limited to:
Prenatal Health Services
- PHNs provide health education for individuals or groups to increase their knowledge and promote healthy lifestyles in the prenatal population.
Postnatal Health Services
- PHNs provide supportive and referral services to help families adjust after their baby is born. Support is provided in many areas, but especially in the areas of breastfeeding, caring for their newborn, and the physical and emotional health of the Mom and her family after the baby comes home.
Child Health Clinics
- PHNs provide well child clinic services in communities across the Region. The routine Preschool Immunizations are provided at these clinics as well as screening and health education services related to child growth and development, nutrition, safety, and parent support.
- PHNs provide immunization services to specific grades (i.e. grades 6 and 8). Public Health Nurses are a resource to teachers for health education and they may also be involved with schools in projects to help create a healthy school environment.
- PHNs provide surveillance services as well as follow up services for reportable communicable disease (e.g. whooping cough, chlamydia, hepatitis, etc.) to ensure prompt treatment and to ensure the limited spread of communicable disease.
- PHNs provide the vaccines that are funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health to residents of SCHR across their lifespan.
Community Development and Action
- PHNs provide support for a community or group when finding solutions for health issues identified in their community.
Contact a Public Health Nurse in your area at:
- Weyburn Public Health 306-842-8618
- Coronach Public Health 306-267-5705
- Radville Public Health 306-869-3351
- Kipling Public Health 306-736-2522
- Carlyle Public Health 306-453-6131
- Redvers Public Health 306-452-4020
- Oxbow Public Health 306-483-4220
- Estevan Public Health 306-637-3626