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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Autism Spectrum Disorder


The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program began in Sun Country Health Region in 2009.  The program provides an Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant, one Social Worker, and two ASD Support Workers. 

Support can be provided to families, clients, school teams, etc. regarding any person suspected of having an ASD as well as those who have already received a diagnosis between the ages of 0-19. 

Support comes in many forms such as direct treatment, referrals for diagnostic testing, assistance with programming, behavior modification, dietary support, referrals to other agencies.

Referrals to the program come from a variety of sources. These may include parents, schools, speech-language pathologist, psychologist, public health, or physicians.  In order for an agency to refer to the program parental permission must be obtained.   

For more information please contact Sun Country Health Region at 306-842-8665.   Link to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health Autism Spectrum Disorder brochure   Link to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health ASD Framework and Action Plan  


Online Resources 

Helpful information from the Hanen Centre   

Do you struggle to understand why your child is having a meltdown or tantrum? Please see the article from the Autism Awareness Centre in the link below to learn more about the difference between them.

 The Geneva Centre for Autism is located in Toronto. Their website has a wealth of information about Autism including resources and training, etc. Click on the link below to check it out!

Click on the link below to learn more about the Saskatchewan Governments assistance for Speech and Hearing impaired residents to access 911 services.