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Healthy Eating at “Seal Fest” this Weekend!

Fresh food harvested from the land and sea close to home are among the best choices we can make for a healthy diet and a healthy life.  Seal, for example, has healthy fats that our bodies need.  Health Canada – Nutrition Recommendations for Canadians says “Omega-3 polyunsaturated known as one of the “good” fats, found in seal products, are essential nutrients for maintaining good health, normal growth and development”

It’s also worth noting that although there’s a lot of negative hype, especially among some celebrities, Seal hunting and processing is sustainable industry in Newfoundland and Labrador so, you can feel good about this food choice.

Seal Fest, hosted by Coleman’s in Mount Pearl, Stephenville and the Gardens in Corner Brook, will feature talented local chef’s teaching people creative ways to prepare seal.  I encourage all of you to come out and learn more about this healthy, natural food.  See you there!

-Renée Dyer, Manager of Health Services

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Dealing with Addictions

Drug and alcohol addictions affect more than the addicted person; relationships, families and communities all feel the impact of what are often harmful and dangerous addictive behaviors.

Part of the role of the Qalipu Health Services division is to help bring awareness to the programs and services that are available to indigenous communities, and to help individuals receive the care that they need.

If you or someone you know is battling an addiction, you may want to consider exploring Health Canada’s National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP).

The NNADAP community-based programming includes:

  • Prevention
  • Health promotion
  • Early detection and intervention
  • Referral
  • Aftercare
  • Follow-up services

Please click here for more information on NNADAP.

The services available through NNADAP are integrated with a national network of addiction treatment centres which provide culturally relevant in-patient and outpatient programming.To find out more about these treatment centres, click here.

NNADAP can be covered under the NIHB program. If you or someone you known is battling an addiction contact Howard Thistle, Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation’s NIHB Navigator, at 1-855-675-5743 or 1-709-679-5743 to find out more about NNADAP.