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BEFORE PROCEDURE AFTER THREE PROCEDURES
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Coming out safelyFor many people, it’s hard to talk about their sexuality, sexual orientation or genderidentity.
Gender identity is someone’s deeply held internal sense of whether they’re maleor female, both or neither. And it’s invisible to others.
For that reason, some people who are of a sexual or gender minority may want to
tell others who they really are. It’s called “coming out.”
“I found it was best to come out
first to people I knew would support
me,” says Marni Panas, Alberta Health
Services’ senior advisor on diversity and
inclusion. Four years ago, she decided
to come out as a transgender woman.
“This is always the story of theindividual to tell,” Panas says.
Coming out differs from “outing,”which means someone else does therevealing.
“Outing somebody is never okay.People need to come out at their ownspeed and be given a space that issafe to do it. Outing people is not onlyincredibly disrespectful, but could putsomeone at risk.”— L.H.
Healthy meals for kidsChildren do everything better whenthey are well nourished. In 2016, morethan 5,000 Alberta kids in 33 schoolsreceived a healthy meal at schoolas part of a pilot nutrition program.Each meal followed Alberta’s nutritionguidelines for children and youth.
The results are visible. “Students arebetter equipped to participate in theirschool day and develop the skills theyneed for lifelong nutrition habits,” saysBarb Spencer, chief executive officer,e4c, an Edmonton non-profit thatsupports vulnerable populations.
In the 2017-2018 school year, theprogram became provincewide and nowmore than 215,000 kids in 213 schoolsare receiving a nutritious meal each day.
For more information about thisprogram, visit education.alberta.ca;search for nutrition program.— J.P.
In our winter 2018 issue, thestory It’s Time to Rethink Obesityincorrectly described body massindex (BMI). BMI is a person’sweight in kilograms divided by thesquare of height in metres. Weapologize for the error.