Welcome to the March 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 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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March 2019 feature topic:
School Wellness Teams 

In this issue:

  1. What is a School Wellness Team? (FR & EN)
  2. Determining School Health Priorities and carrying out action plans (FR & EN)
  3. Curriculum Connections (FR & EN)
  4. School Nutrition information Poster - Understanding Food Labels / Lire Les Étiquettes Pour Faire Des Choix Alimentaires Sains (FR & EN)
  5. Upcoming Community Programs:
  6. Professional Development Videos Survey
  7. How to Connect with us

What is a School Wellness Team?

  • A group of people who are interested in improving the health and well-being of their school community.
  • Includes: an individual as a champion with a passion to guide the team; students; teachers; other school staff; school administrators; parents/guardians; and community partners. 
  • Works together to plan and carry out activities to help build a healthy school community.
When schools have wellness teams, research shows they are more likely to see lasting improvements in the school environment (Green et. al 2018).
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What tools can a school wellness team use to help set priorities and carry out action plans?

Click here for more tips and tools (EN + FR)

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

Grade 1: USC 1.1  / 1re année: É-PO.4
Grade 2: AP2.1  / 2e année: AP-DV.12
Grade 3: DM3.1 and AP3.1 / 3e année: 3PD.1 3AP.1
Grade 8: USC 8.1DM 8.8, and AP8.10 / 8e année: 8CHC.1 8PD.2
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
For more information on school wellness teams visit and you can contact the Health Promotion Team for local support as well. Call 306-766-7370 or email

March's School Nutrition Information Poster

This Month's Nutrition Information Poster is  "Understanding Food Labels," en français, "Lire Les Étiquettes Pour Faire Des Choix Alimentaires Sains?"

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: April 3rd
  • Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Early Years Family Centre at St. Matthew School (4710 Castle Rd)
  • Registration Required
Click here for details

Put down those screens and pick up some active fun - for the whole family

Health Promotion is presenting at one of the Family Nights at the Albert Branch Regina Public Library. For this interactive evening we will be discussing strategies for setting limits on screen time at home and providing fun activity ideas for kids and the whole family to do together.  
  • Who should attend: Anyone - adults, children and youth
  • Date and Time: Tuesday April 2nd - 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.”  They are working together the third Tuesday of each month to showcase a health and wellness topic of interest for the school and community. 
  • Who should attend: parents, students and community
  • Date and Time: March 19th from 5:30- 7 p.m. Free supper and presentation on DiabetesApril 16th 5:30- 7 p.m. Free supper and presentation on Sexual Health, HIV and Hep C.
  • Location: Balcarres Community School (420 Lisgar St., Balcarres, SK)
  • For more information contact: Amy Redding at (306) 695-7067  

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 to view Last Month's Edition on the New Canada's Food Guide and Nutrition Month and for a NEW Nutrition Month and Canada's Food Guide Educator Toolkit, see HERE
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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Regina, SK S4S 3R6
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