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Commit to Quit A 6-session group program that will help you stop smoking and start living smoke-free.
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  • Find out about quit medications
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  • Practice some coping strategies
  • Troubleshoot problems

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How you eat is just as important as what you eat!
Contributor: Caroline Le Clair, Registered Dietitian & Community Wellness Facilitator with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

March is Nutrition Month and this year, Canadian dietitians are talking about how healthy eating is about so much More than Food! Registered Dietitians are encouraging Canadians to consider not only what they eat, but how they eat too.

The “how” component of the entire eating experience is crucial in developing how to get maximum benefits from “what” we eat. The new Canada Food Guide outlines many important aspects of good eating, namely mindfulness, cooking more often, eating with others, and enjoying your food.  


Malnutrition & Food Security
Contributor: Kristen Ticknor, Registered Dietitian with the
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

In every stage of life, we need nutritious food to thrive.

From infancy through to our later years, we depend on a healthy diet packed with nutrients to help build strong bones and muscles, stave off chronic diseases and give us the energy we need to live our lives.
And yet, many among us are not getting the nutrition we need to maintain our health.

In fact, a large national study recently found that upon admission to Canadian hospitals, 45 per cent of patients were found to be malnourished. In other words, almost half of the patients were not meeting their nutrition requirements in order to stay healthy.

So what accounts for this problem?


What is Get Better Together?
Contributor: Marilyn Sitar, Community Wellness Facilitator with
the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

You may have heard about this program or seen it promoted in various forms throughout the regional health authority, but what is it?

Promotional information tells us it is a series of 6 classes which helps people with ongoing health conditions learn to better manage and take control of their health.  The group talks about things like healthy eating, being active, and how to manage pain. They share ideas about goal setting and problem solving, and how to cope better with difficult feelings.

We also know from the brochure that Get Better Together is similar to and based on a program that was created at Stanford University. People that took the Stanford program spent fewer days in hospital and had overall better health status.

These changes lasted well beyond the end of the program.

But what is it really?


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