Author: Randell Mauricio
|Sandy Bay First Nation will soon have physical activity programs as part of chronic disease prevention.
Last week the healthy living minister announced two million dollars will be invested in the initiative -- 10 thousand dollars of it will go to the reserve.
Sandy Bay Health Centre's community nutritionist Mandy Armstrong feels the addition will complete the programming available in the area. Armstrong comments the investment is a bonus, as their funding levels usually limit their projects.
The centre has chosen to target unhealthy food choices, physical inactivity, and smoking by raising awareness.
Armstrong notes they'll take it a step further by increasing the variety of healthy food choices during community gatherings and expanding the smoking ban.