STEGH Visits Pierre Elliot Trudeau Immersion Public School

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) staff visited the grade three/four class at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Immersion Public School in recognition of Nutrition Month.

The students participated in an interactive session with Kelsey Russell, a Registered Dietitian at STEGH, learning about health, food and meal-planning.

 “Hands-on food experiences create a foundation for healthy eating and eating habits,” explains Russell. Part of the session involved participating in preparing recipes as a part of teaching the students about healthy eating. One student shared, “we talked about the four food groups and received a guide book for healthy foods and servings. It was a great learning experience!”

For the students of the grade three/four class at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Immersion Public School, this is not their first involvement with the hospital. The hospital has been their organization of choice to volunteer their time to give back to the community. Over the holidays, the students came into the hospital to carol for staff and patients as a way to spread holiday cheer to their community. In addition, any patient staying in the hospital’s Continuing Care Centre (CCC) over the holidays received a handmade card from the students.

The generosity these children have showed towards STEGH and our patients is truly amazing,” said Dr. Nancy Whitmore, President and CEO of STEGH.  “STEGH welcomes the opportunity to continue to share information and connect with the students in this community.”