A Prince Albert event on Wednesday focused on promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
The annual SIAST Health Fair took place at the Woodland Campus and featured various displays on blood services, physiotherapy, dental services and nutrition.
Parkland Health Region public health nutritionist Cathryn Abrametz’s booth focuses on dispelling nutritional myths in healthy eating.
“I am giving information about what is actually in common foods, so on my table I’ve got some different juices and pop and how much sugar is in them, I also have how much fat is in some common foods we eat as well,” she says.
Abrametz says people are often surprised by the amount of sugar and fat found in foods we eat every day.
The Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women also had representation at the health fair.
Shelter support services worker Brenda Lee Pellerin says being free of family violence is vital to healthy living.
“Children are usually involved, so we don’t want the behaviours to continue generational,” she says. “What we are doing is to try and show them a different way of life and a lot of the time they appreciate that way of life and choose to stay violence free.”
Other displays included a booth on how to quit smoking and another on brain injury prevention.
Several students and staff made their way through the fair stopping at booths along the way.