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Welcome to the first monthly
Healthy Schools e-Newsletter Regina area

 
Please share with your administration, teachers, other school staff, and school community council.  There is something for everyone!   

This newsletter was put together by the Saskatchewan Health Authority Regina Area Health Promotion Department of Population and Public Health Services - based on feedback received from school stakeholders about the desired format and content. Each month we will highlight up-to-date health information, resources, programs, training, and initiatives available and coming up near your school.  Each newsletter will also include a feature topic. French resources will be highlighted by 'FR.' 
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February 2019 feature topic:
Nutrition 

In this issue:

  1. The New Canada's Food Guide (FR & EN)
  2. March is Nutrition Month (FR & EN)
  3. School Nutrition information Poster - Preventing Food Waste (FR & EN)
  4. Upcoming Community Programs:
    • Raising a Healthy Happy Eater 
    • Cooking with chickpeas, beans, lentils 
  5. Professional Development Videos Survey
  6. How to Connect with us

The New Canada's Food Guide is here!

Explore the New Food Guide and supporting resources HERE
Guide alimentaire canadien (FR)
The new food guide has been released and is ready for use in English and French. It was developed based on the best and latest evidence as well as extensive public consultations with a variety of different stakeholder groups. Perhaps one of the biggest changes is that Instead of focusing on food groups, number of servings and serving sizes, the Guide is now a mobile-responsive web application with new resources and tools, including at-a-glance information on what to eat and actionable advice on how to eat.

Use the release of the new food guide as an opportunity to:  More tools, resources and information about the food guide are still to come. If you have any questions about it, contact healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca.
 

March is Nutrition Month

This year's Nutrition Month theme is: Unlock the Potential of Food. Campaign info and resources can be found  here: Dietitians of Canada.

What can your school do to Celebrate?

  • Find School Activity ideas  HERE
  • Find inspiration on the Dietitians of Canada website (en français ICI)
  • Order posters HERE from Dairy Nutrition (FR + EN)
  • For grades 5-8 enter a draw with REACH for a chance to win a spot in a kids cooking group with local chef Laurie Wall of Wallnut’s Catering. Students can enter by writing about their reasons for wanting to be part of the chef kids group (in 1 paragraph or up to 1 page). Submit entries to REACH on or before March 8, 2019. There will be a video made of the cooking event on April 2, 2019. Submit entries to: reach.education@sasktel.net.
For more information about Nutrition Month contact the Regina Health Promotion Team for local support. Call 306-766-7370 or email healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca

Nutrition Month: Connections to the Health and Physical Education Curricula / Programmes d'études Bienêtre / Éducation physique and Wellness 10 / Mieux-être 10

To see the Nutrition specific outcomes, supporting background information and activity ideas by grade  view the "Teaching Nutrition in Saskatchewan" resources:
Grades 1-3 / 1re-3e année
Grades 4-5 / 4e-5e année
Grade 6 / 6e année
Grade 7 / 7e année
Grade 8 / 8e année (coming soon)
Grade 9: USC 9.1USC 9.2USC 9.5USC 9.8DM 9.10DM 9.11 AP9.12 / 9e année: 9CHC,1 9CHC.2 9CHC.5 9CHC.8 9PD.1 9PD.2 AP.1
Wellness 10  / Mieux-être 10
Health Science 20 / Sciences de la santé 20 (coming soon)

 
 

February's School Nutrition Information Poster

This Month's Nutrition Information Poster is  "Preventing Food Waste: What can you do?," en français, "Gaspillage alimentaire: Que pouvez-vous faire?"

The Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan have developed a different nutrition information poster for each month of the school year. This information can be posted in the school, used in newsletters, as a part of school announcements, posted on the school website or used for Facebook or Twitter posts. Download French and English copies HERE
 

Upcoming Community Programs

Raising a Healthy Happy Eater

  • Who should attend: Parents with kids ages 0-6. 
  • Next Date: March 2nd 
  • Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Location: Dr. Hanna School (55 Davin Cres)
  • Registration Required
Click here for details

Cooking with Pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils) in your Nutrition or Food Program 

 
  • Who should attend: Nutrition workers, Home Economics Teachers, and those running cooking programs
  • Dates and Times: Feb. 12th 1-4 p.m. or Feb. 13th 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Location: Regina Food Bank
  • Registration Required
  • If interested, but these dates don't work for you, please inquire about future dates
Click here for details

Professional Development Videos

The Health Promotion Department will be developing short professional development videos or webinars on a variety of health related topics to support professionals in their roles. Fill out this short survey to tell us what topics would be most useful for you.
Have your say here

Connect with us

The Regina Area Health Promotion Department is here to support your school in health areas including: nutrition, physical activity, positive mental health, body image, and dental health. 
If you would ever like to share success stories or upcoming events related to health in our newsletter please let us know - Click on the 'envelope' symbol below.
Click here for more on how the health promotion department can support your school
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Saskatchewan Health Authority - Health Promotion Department, Population and Public Health Services - Regina Area

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4211 Albert Street - 4th floor
Regina, SK S4S 3R6
Ph: 306-766-7370
email: healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca

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