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Supporting people in making healthy lifestyle choices. Having supportive places where we work, learn, play and live helps make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

 

Nutrition Month March 2017

 

Eating should be joyful and pleasurable. It can however, be a source of everyday frustration and confusion for Canadians. Figuring out the best foods to buy, prepare, serve or eat for themselves and their families is even more challenging when taking into account nutrition-related medical condition like diabetes. With accurate information and a good support system, Canadians will be better equipped to make decisions about food, and minimize their nutrition-related struggles with food.

Your Five Hills Health Region Registered Dietitians want to help you: Take the Fight out of Food. Try these three-steps to get started:

 

1. Spot the problem. What is causing your fight with food? Is it:

2. Get the facts. Use facts from credible sources to decide what needs to be done to solve the problem. Some questions to ask to help determine if it is a credible source are: 1,2

  • Who runs the website? Can you trust them?
  • Is it selling something? Who pays for the website?
  • What does the site say – does it sound too good to be true?
  • Where does the information come from? Is it based on more than one clinical study? Was the study done in humans or animals? Is it up to date?
  • Is the information reviewed? Is there an editorial board?
3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from a dietitian, family and friends.

Other support materials for a display such as ready-made fact sheets can be found at www.nutritionmonth2017.ca.

Adapted from the Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month campaign materials. Find more information about Nutrition Month at www.NutritionMonth2017.ca.

References:

1 National Institutes of Health. Finding and evaluating online resources. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/webresources

2 Dietitians of Canada Handout http://www.dietitians.ca/getattachment/83f59c94-8e5a-4415-ae65-8aa3f13a970d/FACTSHEET-Credible-information-ENG.pdf.aspx

 

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Our Registered Dietitians

 

Joanne Calvert is a Registered Dietitian in the Five Hills Health Region who supports people receiving dialysis at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. In her leadership role, Joanne also conducts administrative duties for the Patient Education, Nutrition & Food Services and Long Term Care departments.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. Click here for more information.

 

Janice Hayden is a Registered Dietitian who supports people with therapeutic nutritional needs and people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Janice also provides inpatient nutrition services for the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan and she is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Click here for more information.

 

Teri Peters is a Registered Dietitian who supports people with therapeutic nutritional needs and people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan and she is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Click here for more information.

 

Melanie Warken is the Public Health Nutritionist. She collaborates with key partners in the region to plan and implement strategies that promote and enhance the health of the population.  She is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. Click here for more information.

 

Jill Zahariuk is a Registered Dietitian in the southern half of the Five Hills Health Region covering the communities of Assiniboia, Gravelbourg, Kincaid, Lafleche and Rockglen. Jill supports people with therapeutic nutritional needs and people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes. She also covers nutrition services for inpatients and long term care residents at Grasslands Health Center in Rockglen. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. Click here for more information.

 

Find answers to your questions about a healthy lifestyle at - Healthline Online.