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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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Get Immunized - Influenza Immunization Clinics Begin October 23, 2017

Sun Country Health Region’s Public Health Team encourages everyone to get their annual influenza shot to protect themselves and to protect their loved ones! All individuals six months of age and older are eligible to receive an influenza vaccine.

Influenza immunization clinics in Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) will begin Monday, October 23, 2017.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to click for a list of dates and locations of Flu Immunization Clinics throughout the region.  Information will also be available on posters being distributed in communities and SCHR health care facilities. 

The publicly-funded vaccine will be available through public health clinics, physicians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners across the province.

We recommend the flu shot for people at high risk for influenza and influenza-related complications, including hospitalization.

High-risk groups for influenza include:

  • people with chronic health conditions (for example - lung and/or heart disease, asthma, cancer, kidney disease, etc.)
  • people 65 years of age and older,
  • residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities,
  • people with severe obesity,
  • children under five years of age,
  • children on long term aspirin therapy,
  • pregnant women.

We also recommend it for people who are in close contact with individuals at higher risk for serious disease and encourages all health care professionals to be immunized to protect themselves and their clients, patients and residents from influenza: 

  • members of households expecting a baby,
  • members of households with a baby less than 6 years of age,
  • household and close contacts of persons who are at risk of getting seriously ill with influenza,
  • healthcare workers, health science students, and volunteers working in health care settings,
  • individuals providing regular child care to children up to 59 months of age (younger than five years old) either in or out of the home, and
  • people who work with poultry or hogs.

Influenza is a contagious viral disease of the respiratory system that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching surfaces like door handles and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. 

In addition to getting a flu shot, the spread of influenza can be limited through infection prevention methods such as frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into the sleeve, cleaning surfaces often, and by staying at home when you are sick.

 

Please Note:

Please note that children from six months of age through to their ninth birthday are eligible to be immunized up to March 31, 2018.  

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             306-736-2112
  • Carlyle Public Health              306-453-6131
  • Redvers Public Health            306-452-4020
  • Oxbow Public Health             306-483-4220
  • Estevan Public Health             306-637-3626

 

Last Updated – September 22, 2017

 

 

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