Welcome to the April Edition of the 
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 (SHA) 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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April 2019 feature topic:
Dental Health

In this issue:

  1. Health Promotion oral health program in schools
  2. Schools supporting and teaching oral health (FR & EN)
  3. Curriculum Connections (FR & EN)
  4. April School Nutrition Poster: Finding Good Nutrition Information Online / Trouver l’information sur la nutrition En ligne (FR & EN)
  5. Upcoming Community Programs:
  6. How to Connect with us

April is Oral Health Month!

Preventing dental disease and protecting oral health for school aged kids

Your SHA oral health professionals offer fluoride varnish and dental sealant services to over 40 schools in the Regina and surrounding areas! These services are offered to students in kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, and help prevent tooth decay before it happens or detect it early on. 
Click here for more information about our programs and services

What can schools do to support and teach oral health?

  • Encourage students to brush their teeth or rinse their mouths with water after eating. 
  • Start a brushing buddies program where older students brush their teeth with younger students after lunch.
  • Don't provide sugary drinks or sweets. If you do, offer them with other foods. 

Teaching oral health

We invite you to engage your students in some fun games, activities, quizzes, colouring sheets, class projects and more to highlight the importance of oral health:

Oral Health: Connections to the Health Education Curriculum / Programmes d'études Bienêtre and Wellness 10 / Mieux-être 10

Grade 1: USC 1.1  / 1re année: É-DV.8
Grade 2: USC2.1, USC2.2 / 2e année: AP-DV.12
Grade 3: USC3.1 / 3e année: 3CHC.1
Grade 4: USC4.14e année: 4CHC.1
Grade 9: USC 9.1,  / 9e année: 9CHC,1 
Wellness 10: W1, W9, W11 / Mieux-être 10: M.1M.9M.11

April's School Nutrition Information Poster

This Month's Nutrition Information Poster is: "Finding Good Nutrition Information Online" - En français: "Trouver l’information sur la nutrition En ligne"

The Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan have developed a 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

Saskatchewan Polytech Dental Clinic

Did you know that Sask Polytech’s dental clinic at the Regina campus offers dental hygiene and services at a reduced cost?

Dental care is provided by licensed dental therapists, dentists and dental assistants who are assisted by Sask Polytech dental assisting students. Dental hygiene care is provided by Sask Polytech students, under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

This can be a good option for families who are finding it difficult to afford dental care. For more information visit: 

Free Fluoride Varnish Drop-in Clinic for children ages 5 and under

Why: Fluoride varnish protects teeth from tooth decay
Where: SHA Public Health Offices and Four Directions Health Centre
When: Various Dates and times see poster or link below for details.
No appointment Necessary
For more information contact: 306-766-6331 or visit

Raising a Healthy Happy Eater

  • Who should attend: Parents with kids ages 0-6. 
  • Next Date: May 11th, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m..
  • Location: 55 Davin Cr. (Dr. Hanna School)
  • Registration Required
Click here for details

Nutrition and Oral Health workshop for families 

Health Promotion is presenting at one of the Family Nights at the Albert Branch Regina Public Library. At this interactive evening learn about cooking with healthy ingredients, taste test healthy recipes, learn the link between good nutrition and oral health, and learn ways to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. There will be activities for kids and the whole family to do together.  
  • Who should attend: Anyone - adults, children and youth
  • Date and Time: Tuesday May 21st  - Free dinner served at 6 p.m., activities and information from 6:45-8 p.m.
  • Location: Albert Branch Regina Public Library (3355 6th Avenue)
For more information contact, or for more about Tuesday family nights at the Library, call: (306) 777-6076.

Talk Tuesdays at Balcarres Community School

The Balcarres Community School and Saskatchewan Health Authority present “Talk Tuesday.”  Together, on the third Tuesday of each month they showcase a health and wellness topic of interest for the school and community. 
  • Who should attend: parents, students and community
  • What: Free supper and presentation
  • Dates and Times:  5:30- 7 p.m. April 16th Sexual Health, HIV and Hep C, AND May 21st Mental Health
  • Location: Balcarres Community School (420 Lisgar St., Balcarres, SK)
  • For more information contact: Amy Redding at (306) 695-7067  

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 like to share success stories or upcoming events related to health in our newsletter please let us know - Click on the 'envelope' symbol below.

Coming up in the May Edition: Unstructured play in schools
CLICK HERE to view Last Month's Edition on School Wellness Teams
Click here for more on how the health promotion department can support your school
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