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Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Community Advisory - Contaminated Well Water

The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority will offer a free testing service for individuals whose private water supply is impacted by spring run-off.

People who think their private well or cistern may have been contaminated can call the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority at 1-866-837-8420 (1-866-TEST H20) to find out if they are eligible for no-cost testing.

The free testing will be available from April 18 to June 1, 2011.

In addition, in cases where individuals present themselves at a health region office and indicate that they want to sample their well water that has been flooded, the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory will  provide no-cost testing for these types of situations and for the same period of time.

In order for the test fees to be waived the water sample container must be accompanied with the blue "payment exempt" test requisition form.

Wells should receive shock chlorination before water sampling is taken. For information on that process, go to or call your local public health inspector at:

Estevan Public Health
Box 5000-201
S4A 2V6
Tel: (306) 637-3626

Weyburn Public Health
Box 2003
S4H 279
Tel: (306) 842-8618

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For information about a private wells flood advisory, go to





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