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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22-THE LETHBRIDOE May MODERNIZE NOW WITH A CUSTOM BUILT Eliminate Scarred Walls and Scuffed Floors Save Valuable Space Save Legleu bait or pedestal ruble Can be built Is. fit any kitchen area anywhere in Alberta. THE NOOK 425 -13th Street North WeitmiMter Shapplng Plaza Phone 329-0700 Knievel in the making Robert airborn on his and pal Bruce made use of their imagination and aspired to become rivals for famous stunter Evel Knieval over the weekend. The boys constructed a ramp in the driveway and put their courage to the test. Therapy workshop planned in Calgary A two-day workshop on family therapy for pro- fessionals in this field will be held May 30 to 31 at the University of from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The objectives of the workshop are to provide a framework for understanding family systems and developing specific family therapy skills. The demonstrations will include lectures and video as well as small group discussions MAYTIME BARGAINS It's Singer's Big Bargain And your big opportunity to save money on all Singer sewing machines Hurry in today' mm STRETCH STITCH Sewing Machine Complete with carrying case. ONLY Open-arm design allows easy sewing of cuffs and trousers. Flexi-Stitch System to help you sew today's knits and stretch fabrics professionally. Three kinds of Zig-Zag and Straight. Easy dial controls. Exclusive Front Drop-in Bobbin ends bobbin fumbling forever. Built-in Buttonholer lets you sew buttonholes of any length. Lightweight aluminum body so much lighterto lift and move. THE SINGER FASHION ZIG-ZAG SEWING MACHINE Complete with carrying case All the convenience of built-in straight and zig-zag stitches. Three needle positions lor convenient button- holing and sewing on buttons Exclusive front drop-in bobbin no more bobbin fumbling. Snap-on presser foot CREDIT TERMS AVAILABLE TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE Special liberal trade-in allowance on your old machine regardless of make. SINGER SEWING CENTRES AND PARTICIPATING APPROVED DEALERS Sure we're best We tauqht the world to sew of Smqcr Company of Canada Ltd Shopping Mall Phona 327-2243 Dally a.m. to 6 D.m. Thursday and FrlHuv tin a n Chronic diseases often result from 6junk9 foods replacing good meals f By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer is doing irreparable harm to the health of says a Lethbridge nutritionist. Beth nutritionist for the Lethbridge Milk says convenience snack foods and many packaged products just satisfy the not the body's needs. With their hunger satisfied by food with no nutritional people don't feel like eating good food. Mrs. Johnson says chronic diseases are often the result of the lack of a good basic diet. She can produce file after file of material culled from nutritional journals and medical linking health problems with poor nutrition. A New York psychiatrist has linked some learning disabilities in school children to poor nutrition. Behavioral problems and IQs lower than potential have also been linked with says Mrs. Johnson. Many babies start out at a disadvantage. Their mothers' poor diet during pregnancy has harmed their mentally and physically. The files on coffee and caffeine alone are a revelation. Mrs. Johnson savs excessive coffe- drinking especially in place of can cause disease. and the sweets usually eaten with cause hypoglycemia persistent low blood sugar because insulin is poured into the blood stream to take care of the sugar content. The pancreas eventually gives up from producing diabetes. The coffee can produce the effect by she says. It does not have to be drunk with cream and sugar. She says coffee-induced low blood sugar has been linked with many including air crashes. The cola drinks swilled by children produce the same problems as coffee in she said. Good health must be associated with the food people eat and effective nutrition education in the schools is the only she says. Effective nutrition teaching in schools be not she says. Repeated teaching of Canada's Food Rules will do no good if they are not put into practice. Gardens in agriculture classes and animal- feeding experiments in biology demonstrate the need for good food and show how to achieve good she says. Home economics classes could show good says Mrs. Johnson. But when she was she said the students seemed more interested in cakes and cookies than liver or carrots. This could be changing. Ann a home economics teacher at Winston Churchill High School says she gets a very good reaction from students when teaching nutrition Nutrition is stressed in she and students are realizing its importance because of the world food crisis. There are still some problems with student response to nutrition. Al manager of Silverwood Dairies in says milk products do not sell well in schools. The only way to sell milk in schools is through the lunchroom if there is or to arrange for the student union to sell it from a refrigerator. Dispensing machines do not work in says Mr. Wiggins. Tiny cost about and are consistently vandalized when teachers aren't looking. Herman manager of Palm Dairies in also says vandalized vending machines have been a problem. He says he has had success with yogurt sales at Lethbridge Community and says that product is catching on. Mrs. Johnson says teenagers are among the worst snackers. They will eat junk food such as candy and chip-like snacks in preference to a good meal. She says a subsidized lunch plan in all schools could provide one balanced meal a day for less than 80 cents per child. But even if lunch programs were run in all they would account for only one-sixth of all the meals a person eats in a year. People must be educated to follow good nutritional habits in their she says. But what can be done to maintain a good Mrs. Johnson says most families would be better off if they dug up the back lawn for a garden. At one people who didn't raise some of their own vegetables were considered but now people who do are Canned vegetables should be used as little as as should and prepared she said. Part of the problem is that people do not eat family meals as they used she says. But even if family meals are not there are still healthy snack foods raw homemade bread with a glass of milk and others. No one has to eat junk she says. Aspirin among pills cited as cause of adverse reactions CHICAGO People are getting sick from the medicine they take to make them and this in itself is a public health a research team reports. It long has been known that some people have adverse reactions to drugs. These reactions range in seriousness from minor skin rashes to death. A three-year study of more than patients at the Uni- versity of Florida Teaching Hospital in Gainesville shows the seriousness of the problem. Conducted by Drs George Caranasos and Leighton Cluff and a Ronald the study is reported in the May issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report says three per the patients in the study were brought to the hospital because of drug reactions. Of 6.2 per cent 65.6 per cent had severe reactions and 28.2 per cent had moderate reactions Over-the-counter pain especially were the leading cause of adverse reactions These were followed by such as penicillin. All 109 drugs were involved. 1 Club corner The Alberta Home Economics Association will hold a dinner meeting at 8 p m. Thursday at the El Rancho Motor Western Room There will be a display of new appliances and check-in time is 7. The Women's Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and Gait School of Nursing will hold a meeting Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the nurses nurses' residence A good attendance is requested PUBLIC BINGO Until LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. Kappa chapter will meet tonight at 8.15 at the home of Claudia 422 24th St. S. The program will be given by the hostess and co-hostess is Donna Hunt. Tau chapter will hold a meeting tonight at the home of Judy with Delia Judy Williams and Marsha Reich presenting the the printed word and your life. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association will meet at 8 p.m Wednesday at the home of Marge 1910 13th Ave. S. New members welcome. Bridge City Toastmistress Club will meet at the Bowman Art Centre Wednesday at p m. There will be an election. Speakers are Edith Jay Wright and Marilyn Anderson. Lethbridge Fish Game Assoc. Jackpot BINGO t in 51 Numbers Wednesday at 8 p.m. 3 4rh eth 10th S25 in 7 NumMrs GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE FREE CARDS EAGLES HALL 13th ST. N. FREE GAMES No Children Umter 16 LOYAL ORDER Of MOOSE 1234-3rd Ave. N. Regular Wednesday Night p.m. 25 GAMES-DOUBLE MONEY CARDS-MANY EXTRAS This WNks Jttkpt In 52 Numbers S nrti 11 SI drtt MV Door Prin Wo one under 16 years allowed to play LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY it 8 p.m. JACKPOT Blackout in 54 Numbers or Less Ml 111 GAME JACKPOT Ml ttAMl 10th Game Jackpot In 49 Numbers FHII BUS MMVICE HOMt AFTIH SlNOO MEMORIAL HALL PUBLIC MEMSIHS AND QUim NOMMAHDV LOUNOt CHILDREN UNOtft M NOT ALLOWED -The Herald Family Welfare aide program initiated for Indians VANCOUVER The Catholic Family and Children's Services has established a pilot program for registered status and non- status Indians to train as welfare aides The project was set up after agency workers began to real- ize that for all the help they were willing to offer Indian their applied practices were meaningless without any knowledge of Indian culture. Kathy an agency social said she promoted the idea to give Indians a chance to see the in- office and field operations of social workers responsible for families and children on welfare. and more bands in B C. now have their own native welfare aides working on the reserve or urban areas but most of these aides have not had a chance to look at families and children on That opinion is echoed by Kathy a treaty Cree Indian from Alberta who will graduate this spring from Simon Fraser University with a sociology brought in as a cultural consultant. TRAVEL WITH WORKERS aides have already been hired by bands in B C but they have not all been exposed to some of the situations that our five trainees have found here at the said Miss Louis. The four women and one were chosen from 20 applicants. The who have all had previous experience in the have been travelling with social workers to foster juvenile and family teen projects and workshops in the city's Gastown district. Working in they are involved in every aspect of so- cial work from medical care to home-finding to assessment centres for teen-agers. May a Katchen Indian from the said the field trips have given her an insight into the facilities available to Women's year emblem chosen UNITED NATIONS A dove incorporating the biological symbol for women and the mathematical symbol for equality has been chosen as the official emblem for International Women's Year in 1975. Helvi assistant secretary-general for social development and humanitarian affairs and the highest ranking woman in the UN presented the emblem at a meeting last week. social workers. also have night duty with the social workers on calls from people with problems they can't she said duty encompasses all facets of social work and we are involved with whatever the staff is involved abuse and medical problems and child care with people of every racial Teresa a mother of two from THE BETTER HALF and a practical said the biggest problem with families in trouble appears to be alcoholism of one or both parents. main thing we try to do is keep the family together and when things get completely beyond the we send in a home- maker to help she said. The other trainees are Bar- bara Bobb of B C Ruby Dennis of Prince B and Jerry Seymour of B.C. By Barnes to get in a few practice swings before you leave for the golf HELP US TO HELP The Salvation Army Welfare Services Mud FinHtNre. Toys. 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