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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: 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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SCRHA Board Approves 2017/18 Operating Budget







For Immediate Release                                                             May 31, 2017


News Release


"SCRHA Board Approves 2017/2018 Operating Budget"


Sun Country Regional Health Authority (SCRHA) has approved a balanced financial plan for the 2017/2018 fiscal year ahead of the transition to a single provincial health authority.


SCRHA Board members today approved a balanced operating budget of $158 million for 2017-18.  Expenses are budgeted at $157.5 million.  Following mortgage and lease payments of $608,000, Sun Country is expecting to end the fiscal year in a breakeven position.


"To achieve a balanced budget in our final year, we will continue to focus on improving efficiencies throughout Sun Country Health Region (SCHR), while sustaining emphasis on continuous safety and quality improvement to ensure appropriate access to and delivery of patient and family-centred care, " said Marilyn Charlton, SCRHA Board Chairperson.  "To address the current challenging fiscal environment, we have introduced no new programs and frozen several vacant positions while managing to not reduce or eliminate programs, other than those affected by the 2017-18 provincial budget," Charlton stated.


Acting-CEO John Knoch is pleased with SCRHA's financial record.  "Sun Country's success is credited to the hard work of management and staff in putting forward and reaching the financial targets."


"While it was sometimes very difficult to stay within those limits, all managers and staff contributed greatly to SCHR's strong financial position.  Over the years, we continue to work at reducing overtime and sick time costs.  We've improved efficiency and reduced waste.  We have enhanced financial reporting and improved materials management so that managers have up to date information with which to monitor their budgets and maintain supply controls.  This serves to hold Sun Country in good stead as we move forward into the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)," Knoch said.


SCRHA Board members also approved capital budgets.  The Ministry of Health provided $1.325 million for 2017-18 with $305,000 for new or replacement equipment, and $1.02 million targeted for facility renovations and upgrades.  Resevers, trust funds and donations are used for specific equipment and certain projects allowing the Health Region to complete more projects than budgeted.


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Media: For more information, please contact Lesley Chapman, Executive Assistant, Sun Country Health Region, 842-8718.











































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