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Instill smart eating habits Certified
Kids can be fussy about FOR AN APPOINTMENT trainer Rikki
what they eat. Luckily, there Sutterlict
are a few things you can try Call and leave a message is teaching
to help remedy challenging at 360-462-3224 for South free group
eating: Puget Intertribal Planning exercise
Agency’s Women, Infants classes for
1. Stick to a routine. Serve and Children. interested
meals and snacks about the Chehalis
same time every day. Close the bribe or force your child to eat tribal
kitchen between them. foods or clean his or her plate. members,
2.Offer a variety of healthy 6. Minimize distractions. and
food. Plan for one or two food If you have a table, eat at it community
groups for a snack and at least together. Do not allow toys members.
three food groups for a meal. at the table. Turn off the TV
and other electronics. Make Get fit at new classes
3. Offer water only mealtime pleasant.
between meals and snacks. Rikki Sutterlict, a certified Health Board to increase
Allowing your child to fill up 7. Get the support of others trainer through the National physical activity.
on juice, milk or snacks during caring for your child. Let family Academy of Sports Medicine,
the day might decrease his or and friends know it’s important is offering group strength They are open to all tribal
her appetite for meals. for your child to establish good training and conditioning members, employees and
eating habits now. If necessary, classes. community members free
4. Serve small portions bring foods for them to serve to of charge. All participants
to avoid overwhelming your your child when you are away. The classes are paid for need to sign a release to
child and give him or her the Share with others that you through a grant provided participate. Contact Rikki
opportunity to ask for more. do not want your child to be by the Portland Area Indian at 360-464-0664.
If your child is not hungry, do routinely given non-nutritious
not force eating, but do not foods such as soda, sports CLASS TIMES DAYS LOCATION
provide anything but water drinks and other treats.
until the next meal or snack. 6-7 a.m. Monday-Friday Community Center gym
Community Center gym
5. Respect your child’s 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday Elders Center (for elders)
appetite. They might eat Open gym
smaller amounts because they Community Center gym
are not growing as fast. Don’t Community Center gym
Community Center gym
11:15-11:45 a.m. Monday-Friday

More than just a dry mouth 12-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

3-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Article Submitted by the Chehalis Tribal Dental Clinic 5-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Dry mouth – also called NEED HELP? WIC THROUGH
xerostomia – results from an SPIPA
inadequate flow of saliva. It The Chehalis Tribal Dental
is a symptom of a medical Clinic can help solve dry Women, Infants and Children
disorder or a side effect of mouth issues. Call 360- provides healthful food and
certain medications, such as 709-1659 to make an nutrition information for you and
antihistamines, decongestants, appointment.
pain killers and diuretics. your child up to age 5.
of Sjögren’s syndrome, an
Saliva is the mouth’s primary autoimmune disorder. The NEXT DATE
defense against tooth decay body’s immune system attacks
and maintains the health of its own moisture-producing 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
the soft and hard tissues in the glands, the tear-secreting May 4 at the Chehalis
mouth. It washes away food and salivary glands and other Tribal Wellness Center
and other debris, neutralizes organs.
acids produced by bacteria CONTACT
and offers disease-fighting Without saliva, extensive
substances. It’s the first-line tooth decay can occur. Dr. Debbie Gardipee-Reyes, 360-462-3227 or Patty Suskin,
protection against microbial William Elton recommends 360-462-3224; Chehalis: Debra Shortman, 360-709-1689
invasion or overgrowth that various way to help. Sugar-
might lead to disease. free candy or gum stimulates
saliva flow, and moisture can
Dry mouth can cause be replaced by using artificial
sore throat, burning, saliva and oral rinses.
trouble speaking, difficulty
swallowing, hoarseness or dry
nasal passages.

It also can be an indicator
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