Ontario Shores has lost a true friend and champion this weekend.
When the sad news came Saturday of the passing of Roger Anderson, who had been battling bravely against cancer, I found myself reflecting on our time together, his accomplishments and the inevitable void whenever you lose a champion.
Roger had the reputation of being gruff and abrasive but what you quickly learned was that he was an unapologetic champion for those things he held dear to his heart.
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.