Visit a Métis Healthy Living Display
November 12, 2010
Métis residents, part of an advisory group
for the project, take pride in the panels.
Living healthy seems to be a lot more difficult to do these days. More packaged foods, stressful lives and motor vehicles to take us where we want to go, are all taking a toll. Yet healthy living is so simple…
That’s the message given by the Métis Healthy Living Panels, created by South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-Est Inc. through the Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Project. The six interpretive panels are a tribute to the way the Métis lived not so long ago. Some still do, and it’s a lifestyle we can all learn from.
Today, nutritionists recommend we include fresh and locally-grown foods and whole foods in our diet as often as we can. Along with an active and healthy lifestyle, increasing the consumption of traditional foods will contribute to our holistic health, nurturing not only our bodies, but our spirits.
The bilingual text used for the panels was taken from the Métis Cookbook and Guide to Healthy Living, available online at www.naho.ca/metiscentre. The photos featured on the panels, from the St. Malo / St-Pierre-Jolys area bear witness to the healthy traditions that are being passed on.
Three sets of panels are on permanent display at the Chalet Malouin in St. Malo, the De Salaberry District Health Centre in St-Pierre-Jolys, and the Club d’Amitié in St. Adolphe.
A fourth set can be borrowed by any school, library, government service, financial institution and seniors’ residence of South Eastman. This set is currently set up at the Bilingual Services Centre in St-Pierre-Jolys until December 15th. There are also a variety of options for purchase. Contact the De Salaberry District Health Centre at 433-7611 for more information on borrowing or purchasing these panels.
Source: Suzie Lemoine
For Tara Mangano, Communications
For more information, on this and other South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-Est news, please refer to our website at www.sehealth.mb.ca
Last Updated (Friday, 12 November 2010 15:30)