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Back To School – Kids Snacks – Fall River, NS

Kids and Snacks:
What are the best snacks to keep on hand for hungry kids? You want to choose nutritious snack foods — those that are high in fiber and low in fat — but convenience and your
child’s preferences are important factors too.
Your child will be more likely to eat a healthy snack if it’s tasty and easy to make. Keep in mind that kids’ appetites and eating habits vary; what your child likes may not appeal
to another child. The most important thing is to choose a nutritious snack that you can both agree on.
Here are some quick, healthy and nutrient-rich snacks that you and your child may want to chew over:
Low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt (regular or frozen).
Fat-free pudding snacks.
Fresh fruits and vegetables.
Fruit canned in juice or water.
Frozen juice bars.
Sandwiches made with whole-grain bread, lean meat and reduced-fat or fat-free
mayonnaise.
Chips (baked, not fried).
Bagels (preferably whole-grain).
Pretzels
Dry whole-grain cereals (Cheerios, Honey Nut Shredded Wheat, Quaker
Squares).
As a general guideline, it’s OK for kids to eat a healthy snack every three to four hours.
Children should snack only if they’re hungry, though — not because they are feeling
bored or craving a certain food. Discourage snacking right before mealtimes. Balance all
eating with a bit of physical activity.
Talk to one of your Fall River Guardian Pharmacists about healthy eating for your child.

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We are happy to announce our first online coupon promotion.  The coupon entitles you to a 15% discount on all Rexall Brand products that are not currently on sale.  Offer is not valid with any other discount (Seniors Discount for example).

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Lockview High School is the high school for students in the Fall River, NS area.  The high school is located on Lockview Drive not far from the main center of Fall River and like the Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary School and the Georges P. Vanier Junior High Schools, it is close to our pharmacy (1470 Fall River Road).

Lockview High School

148 Lockview Road

Fall River, Nova Scotia

B2T 1J1

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There is one Junior High School in the Fall River, NS area and it is the Georges P. Vanier Junior High School.  According the website,

Georges P. Vanier Jr. High is a Grade 7-8 only school of approximately 450 students.  About half of our students take part in the Late French Immersion program.  The electives offered include Band at the Grade 7 and 8 levels, Family Studies at Grade 7 and Art at Grade 8.  We offer an Enrichment Cluster twice a year in which students participate in Outcomes based activities in areas that are of interest to them.  These may include dance, photography, cooking, a variety of sports activities, drama, etc.  We have an extensive extracurricular sports program; as well as, other clubs which include Art, Peer Helpers for French Immersion students, chess, etc.

The school is located right in Fall River, Nova Scotia not far from our pharmacy on Fall River Rd (We’re 1470 Fall River Rd and the Junior High is 1410 Fall River Rd).  Contact information is below for the school:

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With the first day of school for the 2010-2011 school year just around the corner, please be careful driving on the roads.  The first day is Thursday September 2, 2010.
There are a two elementary schools in the Fall River area.
The elementary schools are Ash Lee Jefferson serving the Fall River area and Holland Road Elementary which serves Lake Fletcher, Wellington, and parts of Fall River.
10 Lockview Road
Fall River, Nova Scotia
B2T 1J1
181 Holland Rd
Lake Fletcher
B2T 1A1
(902) 860-4170

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Local hockey player Ryan Penny of Fall River is getting some attention at the Moncton Wildcats training camp this week.  Penny, who is from Fall River, is hoping to make his QMJHL debut tonight for Moncton.  Good luck Ryan!

Read the full article here.

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The Windsor Junction Community Center has a website available for updates on programs and activities.  You can view updates regarding cancellations for swimming lessons and other information here.

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Pharmacist Talk: Stress

Modern life is full of time pressure and frustration. In other words, it’s stressful. Racing against deadlines, sitting in traffic, arguing with your spouse; all these make your body react as if you were facing a physical threat.

Stress develops when the demands in your life exceed your ability to cope with them.  There are several ways of coping with stress, such as controlling the source of stress or learning to set limits and to say “No” to some demands that bosses or family members may make.

Here are some additional helpful techniques to keep you healthy in times of stress:  Look after your body. To handle stress, your body requires a healthy diet and adequate rest. Exercise also helps, by distracting you from stressful events and releasing your nervous energy. Exercise also triggers the release of endorphins, a natural chemical that produces a sense of well-being.

Learn to relax.   Deep-breathing exercises may put you in a relaxed state. If you have persistent trouble relaxing, consider taking up meditation or studying yoga or tai chi, eastern disciplines said to focus your mind, calm your anxieties and release your physical tension. Therapeutic massage may also loosen taut muscles and calm frazzled nerves.
Sleep In.  Stress contributes to insomnia and hampers restorative sleep. Research suggests that long term sleep deprivation may result in a weakened immune system, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and obesity. Sleep is necessary for your body to recover from the day’s activities. You repair damaged cells and your nervous system gets its much needed recharge.
Replace your vitamins.  Deficiencies of B-vitamins are associated with nerve problems and an increase in stress-related symptoms such as depression,  anxiety and irritability.  B-complex vitamins are important in stress relief management because one of their primary roles in the body is to keep the nervous system functioning well.   The B-complex vitamins work as a team, and supplements should include a balanced formula containing all of them.

Antioxidant vitamins are important vitamins for stress. Vitamins E and C, both antioxidants, protect the body against free radical damage. When the  body is under stress, more free radicals are produced, so extra antioxidants can be of great value in stress relief management. Antioxidants also help to  strengthen the immune system, which can be compromised during stressful times.

Talk to your one of your Fall River Guardian pharmacists (Craig, Shawn, or Mike) about ways to help reduce stress in your life.

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The Laker

The Laker is a local community newspaper published in the Fall River, Waverly, Wellington, Windsor Junction  and Beaverbank areas.  There are lots of local stories and content as well as many community notices.  Visit their website or read the printed edition.

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Fall River Canal Days

There is a nice story in The Laker about the successful Canal Days held here in Fall River, NS.

Sandra Carr said the Canada Day festival, held at seven different locations throughout the area, was a success. Among the venues used was the Gordon R. Snow Community Centre, the old Fall River Recreation Centre and Lake Thomas, to name a few.
“We all think Canal Days were great,” Carr said. “There was more than enough interest to make it into an annual event.”
She was thrilled with the crowd turnout, which, at some events, was believed to be about 100 people.
“Hopefully, there will be enough positive reports on the various activities that, next year, people will decide to stay home and enjoy them,” she added.

Read the fully story here.

Visit the Fall River Canal Days Website.

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