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Eat Well Saskatchewan – A Dietitian Call Centre Pilot Project for First Nations Communities

The Government of Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Saskatchewan) and Dietitians of
Canada are excited to launch Eat Well Saskatchewan – a dietitian call centre pilot project for First
Nations communities in Saskatchewan. This service will provide free, easy access to the trusted advice of
a dietitian via telephone or email to First Nations communities in Saskatchewan and their health
providers to improve healthy eating knowledge and behaviours.

Eat Well Saskatchewan will be piloted for a 3-month period beginning January 8, 2018 and ending

March 29, 2018. The toll-free line is 1-833-782-7800 and will be open Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm
(except statutory holidays). Outside of these hours, callers may leave a voice mail message and a
dietitian will return their call. Emails can be sent anytime of the day/week to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As health professionals and organizations who are committed to supporting the health and wellness of
Saskatchewan residents, particularly First Nations communities, we hope you will help us promote this
service to ensure that Saskatchewan First Nations communities are aware of and using this service.

 

What can you do?

  • Hang up the Eat Well Saskatchewan posters in your workplace where clients can easily see
    them.
  • Hand out the Eat Well Saskatchewan postcards and FAQ document to clients and encourage
    them to use the service.
  • Share the Eat Well Saskatchewan information on your organization’s website.
  • Share the Eat Well Saskatchewan information on your social media pages. Here are three ready-to-go tweets you can use throughout the pilot project:
    • Eating well for your health just got easier! Eat Well Saskatchewan is a FREE service connecting Saskatchewan First Nations communities to a dietitian. Call 1-833-782-7800.
    • Have you heard of Eat Well Saskatchewan? It is a dietitian call centre pilot project for Saskatchewan First Nations communities. The service provides FREE, confidential, easyaccess to the trusted advice of a dietitian via toll-free number or email.
    • Have a question about healthy eating? Eat Well Saskatchewan is a FREE service connecting Saskatchewan First Nations communities to a dietitian. Call 1-833-782-7800.

firstvisitCDA

 

Early childhood caries remains a significant problem, as evidenced by numbers of children treated in hospitals for severe caries. Early childhood caries also has the potential to adversely affect the general health of young children.

The dentist, through a comprehensive review of an infant's medical history, oral evaluation, and environmental context, can identify patients at special risk for compromised oral health. Risk factors such as medical and social history, feeding patterns, presence of enamel anomalies, oral hygiene practice and fluoride availability can be identified by the age of one year. The Canadian Dental Association encourages the assessment of infants, by the dentist, to determine special risk, appropriate interventions and/or periodicity of future dental assessments, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. Special risk patients may require frequent assessments in order to determine appropriate management strategies.

The Canadian Dental Association supports educational and cooperative initiatives with other health care providers and caregivers to expedite the development of partnerships in related pre-natal and post-natal preventive and educational programs.

For more information visit www.firstvisitfirsttooth.ca