Public Health Nutrition

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The Public Health Nutrition program works toward making healthy choice the easy choice for all residents. It is about reducing barriers and increasing opportunities for healthy eating habits. We promote and support an overall healthy lifestyle that includes healthy nutritious food.

Public Health Nutrition uses a population health promotion approach rather than an individual approach. That includes advocating for and building healthy public policy, helping to create supportive environments, and assisting communities and agencies build the capacity to take charge of their nutritional health.

The Public Health Nutritionist is responsible for a number of initiatives, including:

  • Collaborating with other Saskatchewan Public Health Nutritionists to develop provincial standards for health professionals (e.g. Nutrition and Growth Assessment Manual for Healthy Term Infants and Children), programs and resources (e.g. distance education Self-study Course for Nutrition Coordinators) and healthy living tips (e.g. Nutrition Posters for schools).
  • Support professionals in health and other organizations as well as nutrition students with their education, training and learning through in-services, orientations and practicums.
  • Promote and support the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) to help provide infants a healthy start in life; consult with food security groups striving to make healthy foods affordable and available for everyone and with school divisions and schools to promote a healthy environment for our children; and assist groups using a holistic approach to building healthy communities.

Contact Rosetown Community Services for further information.

Nutrition Tip Posters

Posters highlight a variety of nutrition topics.  The information raises awareness about food, nutrition and health for school aged children.

Meatless Meals April 2016

100 Meal Journey March 2016

Eating Well with Children February 2016

HHR Pizza Fundraisers January 2016

Weighing Kids in School January 2016

Menu Planning December 2015

School Nutrition Environments November 2015

Healthy Snack and Meal Ideas October 2015

Allergy Alert – September 2015

Educator Resources to Support the Health Education Curriculum

Mission Nutrition

Eat Well Be Active Educators Toolkit

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/educ-comm/toolkit-trousse/index-eng.php

Agriculture in the Classroom

http://aitc.sk.ca/

Nutrition Update Newsletter

The Saskatchewan Public Health Nutritionists distribute this newsletter of up-to-date nutrition information and highlights of professional resources three times per year,  It is intended for health professionals, educators, community leaders and others involved in improving population health.

NUN April 2016 Adult Edition

NUN Oct 2015 School Age Edition

Links and other Resources

Dietitians of Canada – Fact Sheets, Recipes and Health Tips “Your Health” www.dietitians.ca

Health Canada has an interactive site for learning about and creating your own food guide.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php  

Eat Vegetables and Fruit! www.halfyourplate.ca

Brought to you by the Canadian Public Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, and Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

Did you know Saskatchewan is a major pulse producer? Pulse crops include pea, bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean, and more. Check it out – recipes, cooking tips and lots of practical information www.saskpulse.com

Baby Friendly

 

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).

 

The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.

 

The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.

 

If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.

 

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Links

Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation

MedSask

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

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