March is Nutrition Month and across Canada, Registered Dietitians are spreading the word to promote healthy eating. This year’s Nutrition Month theme is: Unlock the Potential of Food. We want to help Canadians realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. The Clinical Dietitians at Ontario Shores believe in the power of food to enhance lives and improve health, and our goal is to help the staff and patients of Ontario Shores to discover the potential of food in improving overall health and well-being.
Even though people often think of food as pretty simple, when you actually stop to think about it, food is quite complex. Working as a Registered Dietitian, I see many different challenges that people have with food. Whether it be the need to restrict certain foods due to food allergies or intolerance, making food-related habit changes to help with weight loss or weight gain or to manage a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease, the need for different food textures to manage dysphagia, unhealthy relationships with food – such as eating disorders, and the list goes on.
As a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Sadhna Persaud is a friendly and familiar face to everyone on the Forensic Assessment Unit (FAU) at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores).
And now, thanks to her pursuit of the Miss Canada crown, the entire country will get to know her as well.
Persaud, a long-time Whitby resident, has been named a finalist in the upcoming Miss Canada 2018 pageant set to begin in Montreal on February 28.
Ontario Shores is about people.
Our staff and volunteers are both passionate and compassionate when it comes to supporting people living with mental illness. As for the people we serve? Well, they are no different than you and I.
Mental illness does not care about how you were raised, what education you have earned or how much money you make. Mental illness does not discriminate.