A MESSAGE FROM TEMISKAMING HOSPITAL’S DIETICIAN – SARAH CHAISSON
Happy Nutrition Month – March 2018!
I’m excited to be part of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign. Dietitians across the country are celebrating Nutrition Month 2018 by helping Canadians unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.
Along with my fellow dietitian colleagues, I will help illustrate that food has the potential to:
- Fuel: Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into your day.
- Discover: Foster healthy eating habits in children by teaching them to shop and cook.
- Prevent: Understand how food can help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
- Heal: Learn how food can promote healing and how dietitians work in health care teams to make a difference.
- Bring us together: Enjoy the benefits of bringing families and friends together with food.
In my practice as the clinical dietitian at Temiskaming Hospital, I play a vital role in the healthcare team by providing nutritional care to patients in various disease states and conditions, but there are but there are so many dietitians who work in other diverse areas of nutrition too! Did you know that you can find dietitians working in many places, including grocery stores, doctor’s offices, public health offices, community health centres, universities, rehabilitation facilities, seniors’ residences and long-term care settings?
We all have one thing in common: We love food – it unites us all! Whether we are counselling a patient recovering from a heart attack, teaching a cooking class or taking students through a tour of a grocery store, we are all passionate about the potential of food and its connection to health.
To learn more about how you can unlock the potential of food visit www.nutritionmonth2018.com.