Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - November, 2017
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Walking for breast cancer Skip sugar-filled
awareness, search for a cure Sunny Delight

Contributed by Christina Hicks, Breast cancer champion Kimberly Miller You might think Sunny Delight is a healthy
Community Wellness Manager was honored with a Pendleton blanket. beverage to give your child instead of water
feel necessary. Kimberly was given a or milk, but it is not juice. Sunny D is made of
The Native Women’s Wellness Pendleton blanket for her wonderful sugar and water just like soda and Kool-Aid.
Program held its 15th annual Breast contribution. One serving contains 19 grams of sugar.
Cancer Awareness Walk to increase
awareness of the disease on Oct. 21. We then honored the Cancer The ingredients label reveals Sunny
The event was in honor of National Champions with a Pendleton scarf. Delight is comprised of water, corn syrup and
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Afterward, raffles were held for folks 2 percent or less of orange, tangerine, apple,
was hosted by the Skokomish Nation to pick out their own prizes! We lime, grapefruit and pear juices.
in Shelton. It was held inside their new ended the day with a filling soup and
community center to avoid the rain. sandwich lunch. When you select a sweet drink for your
child, check the label and choose only 100
We had 59 participants walk 21 Thank you to the Skokomish Nation percent juice. Limit the amount of juice your
laps around the gym for a total of for hosting this year’s walk. child drinks and promote water instead.
a mile! All ages had fun and broke
out in dance at times while listening The American
to music. Each adult participant Academy of Pediatrics
received a pair of Pendleton gloves recommends
and a T-shirt, and youth received a the following
Pendleton headband. guidelines:

Patient Navigators from Chehalis, n Breast milk is
Shoalwater and Squaxin Island the only nutrient
were on hand to help out with to feed babies until
registration and the walk. Skokomish age 4-6 months.
tribal member and breast cancer
champion Kimberly Miller was n Solid foods
our guest speaker. She shared the can be introduced to
importance of screening and self infants after age 4-6 months.
care of our bodies in the traditional
way. She also advocated having n Give your baby practice drinking water
open discussions with providers and and milk from a cup without a top starting
asking as many questions as you at 6 months. By their first birthday, children
often are able to use a cup with no top.
n Small amounts of fruit juice (100 percent
juice with no added sweeteners) can be used
as part of a meal or snack and should be
offered in a cup only after age 1.

n To avoid cavities, do not allow your child
or infant to sip juice throughout the day. Offer
plain water instead and milk at mealtimes.

n Consider offering whole fruits instead of
juice. Besides cavities, too much juice might
cause diarrhea, obesity and picky eating
because children fill up on it.

Chehalis tribal employees show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness SUGGESTIONS
Month and the continuing fight for a cure.
Dilute juice: Make it mostly water with a few
drops of 100 percent juice.
Offer water: If your water is not so good,
consider a water filter on your tap. You also
can add lemon, cucumber or orange slices as
well as your own infusions.
Consider drinking water as an investment in
good health for your entire family.

Younger than 1: none
Ages 1-6: 2 ounces (¼ cup)-4 ounces
(½ cup) a day
Ages 7-18: 8-12 ounces a day
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