Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Community Kitchens

Information:

Programs provide an opportunity for people to get together and prepare food. Participants develop cooking skills, learn about nutrition, take food home to their family and share a meal together. Big Cook and Big Bake programs may also be offered.

Programs:

  • In Swift Current contact the Salvation Army at (306) 778-0515 for more information and to register for a session.
  • In Maple Creek contact the Salvation Army at (306) 662-7652 for more information and to register for a session.

Community Kitchens

Information: Programs provide an opportunity for people to get together and prepare food. Participants develop cooking skills, learn about nutrition, take food home to their family and share a meal together. Big Cook and Big Bake programs may also be offered. Programs: In Swift Current

Cypress Health Region – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Information:

Healthy living focuses on prevention, the management of chronic conditions, encouraging support for self-care and the understanding that factors outside of the health system can influence individual and community health. It is about keeping you well, rather than just treating you after you have become sick. As the Cypress Health Region works toward bringing a primary health care approach to more and more communities, you may see some changes in how you access care. One of these changes is a more deliberate, formalized health care team approach. This approach gives you access to a team of health professionals, including some you see already (like a family doctor or nurse practitioner) and maybe some you haven’t considered before (certified diabetic educator, pharmacist, physiotherapist, midwife, health educator, or dietitian).You are not alone, let’s work together toward a healthy lifestyle and manage chronic conditions effectively

Programs:

Cardiac Program

  • Group classes offered several times per year
  • Risk assessment identification – participants identify their heart hazards
  • Positive steps toward making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Gain knowledge of how the heart works, risk factors, common tests and procedures, activity, medications, heart healthy diet, stress management

​​​Community Nutrition Program

  • One on one & group counseling
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Healthy eating and weight management
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer & other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition throughout the life cycle

Diabetes Program

  • Individual counseling for inpatients and outpatients
  • Self-management counseling on blood glucose monitoring, nutrition, lifestyle issues, activity and medications
  • Includes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

Live Well with Chronic Conditions

  • A self-management program developed by the Stanford University
  • Fun and practical group class that runs 2.5 hours once a week for 6 weeks
  • Build skills for managing your health and maintaining an active and fulfilling life
  • Practical suggestions and support to build confidence in coping with everyday challenges of any chronic condition
  • Self-management skills include: symptom management, communication skills, relaxation techniques, goal setting, problem solving

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Offered twice a year spring and fall
  • Participants meet twice a week for 6 weeks—one hour supervised exercise training & one hour of education

Lower Limb Assessments

  • Lower leg and circulation assessment to check blood flow and sensation in feet. Circulation testing can identify the effects of clogged arteries and veins and prevent further problems.
  • Includes foot care education and lifestyle counselling.
  • People at risk include those with diabetes, those over 60 years of age, and those with a history of strokes and heart attacks.

Group classes on healthy lifestyle and chronic disease may include:

  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Grocery store tours
  • Gluten Free Diet
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Smart and Stroke Savvy
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cancer prevention
  • Osteoporosis

Referral Process

Referrals to Health and Well Being programs in the Cypress Health Region may be made by self, family, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care professional. When appropriate, referrals may be made from one health care professional to another. For more information on Health and Well Being Programs please contact the Primary Health Care department. 

Outpatient and Chronic Disease Education service Referral

 

 

Cypress Health Region – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Information: Healthy living focuses on prevention, the management of chronic conditions, encouraging support for self-care and the understanding that factors outside of the health system can influence individual and community health. It is about keeping you well, rather than just treating you after you have

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information:

The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region.

The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional well being, prevent disease, increase access to food and enhance personal control of health.

Programs:

  • Advice on food and nutrition
  • Identification of nutrition issues, assessment of nutritional status of individuals, development of  care plans and monitoring effectiveness of dietary changes
  • Healthy eating and weight control
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition though out the life cycle (infants, preschool, school age, adult and seniors)
  • Nutrition presentations to groups
  • Chronic disease management and prevention classes
  • Grocery store tours
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Kids in the Kitchen

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information: The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region. The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional

Cypress Health Region – Family Centre for Weight and Health

Information:

Obesity is a complex condition and is often the result of many factors, including lifestyle habits, genetics, sleep problems, and environments that do not promote optimal health. The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of children struggling with weight concerns. The goal of the Family Centre for Weight and Health is to help children feel happy about themselves, feel loved and accepted for who they are,  and to establish lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits.

The Centre uses a team based approach to care that includes a pediatrician, registered dietitian, physical therapist, and a counsellor. Parental involvement is a prerequisite.

Children and youth may be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, or other health professional.

**Please note clinics are held in Swift Current on a monthly basis**

Referral Process

Children and youth may be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, or other health professional. Parents may also call (306)778-5118

Family Centre for Weight and Health Referral

Cypress Health Region – Family Centre for Weight and Health

Information: Obesity is a complex condition and is often the result of many factors, including lifestyle habits, genetics, sleep problems, and environments that do not promote optimal health. The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Inspection

Information:

Saskatchewan Public Health Inspectors are responsible for delivering a comprehensive environmental health program within the Cypress Health Region area. Public Health Inspection duties include inspections, consultations, health education, complaint investigations, risk assessment & management and enforcement work.

Public Health Inspectors safeguard the environment and health of Canadians by providing services in a variety of areas. Please click on www.cypresshealth.ca for a full list of programs and information on the services available.

 

Referral Process

Temporary Food Service Food Vendor Checklist and Food Vendor Application Form

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Inspection

Information: Saskatchewan Public Health Inspectors are responsible for delivering a comprehensive environmental health program within the Cypress Health Region area. Public Health Inspection duties include inspections, consultations, health education, complaint investigations, risk assessment & management and enforcement work. Public Health Inspectors safeguard the environment and

Fresh Start

Information

  • Youth: Paid employment opportunity, Education (credit classes), Mentorship.
  • Housing: Families, Intensive in home support.
  • Counselling: Parenting classes.
    • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
  • Community:
    • Soup Kitchen (every Wed.  4:30 PM)
    • Food Bag service (2nd Tues of each month)
    • Coffee Connection (Tues – Fri – 10:00 – 11:00)

Referral Process

Referrals are as easy as a phone call.  Appointments are arranged and the necessary information is obtained, at that time.

Fresh Start

Information Youth: Paid employment opportunity, Education (credit classes), Mentorship. Housing: Families, Intensive in home support. Counselling: Parenting classes. Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Community: Soup Kitchen (every Wed.  4:30 PM) Food Bag service (2nd Tues of each month) Coffee Connection (Tues – Fri –

Kids in the Kitchen

Information:

Kids in the Kitchen is an opportunity for students in grades 4-6 to get together to cook, try new recipes and foods and have fun. The program is usually offered after school or as a summer program.

Locations of Kid’s in the Kitchen Program:

  • In Swift Current contact the Salvation Army at (306) 778-0515 for more information and to register for a session.
  • In Maple Creek contact the Salvation Army at (306) 662-7652 for more information and to register for a session.
  • In Ponteix contact Cathy Knox, RD at (306) 625-5104 for more information and to register for a session.
  • In Gull Lake contact Cathy Toney, RD at (306) 672-4705 for more information and to register for a session.
  • In Cabri and Hazlet, or other rural communities, contact Jaime Erickson at (306) 587-7237 for more information and to register for a session.

Kids in the Kitchen

Information: Kids in the Kitchen is an opportunity for students in grades 4-6 to get together to cook, try new recipes and foods and have fun. The program is usually offered after school or as a summer program. Locations of Kid’s in the Kitchen Program:

La Leche League (Breastfeeding Support)

Information:

LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.

La Leche League (Breastfeeding Support)

Information: LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Information:

No matter what your problem with food – compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or over exercising – OA has a solution.

OA meetings are in Swift Current on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. at the First United Church

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Information: No matter what your problem with food – compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or over exercising – OA has a solution. OA meetings are in Swift Current on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. at the First United Church

Salvation Army

Programs:

Hot Meals

  • Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. the Salvation Army offers a hot meal for no cost (donations accepted)

​​Food Bank

  • In order to access the food bank you must have a health card and a permanent address.
  • You can qualify for the food hamper once every six weeks

Referral Process

Salvation Army Family Support

Salvation Army

Programs: Hot Meals Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. the Salvation Army offers a hot meal for no cost (donations accepted) ​​Food Bank In order to access the food bank you must have a health card and a permanent address. You can qualify for the food

Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (The Centre)

Information:

The Swift Current Community Youth Initiative is driven by a passion to address the needs of youth today. We strive to make youth related resources, programs, and counselling readily available and easily accessible.

The goal of the SCCYI is to provide an environment and build relationships with youth that would see them finding the help that they need in a safe and fun environment.

Programs:

  • After School Program
    • Monday Movie Night: Every Monday we have an after school movie for any youth that come in. We have popcorn and pop available to the youth.
    • Tuesday we have free tutoring for any high school ages kid that needs it. We have tutoring available from anything from math to english.
    • Wednesday we have our after school supper- we supply a meal for 20-30 youth.
    • Thursday we have a free guitar lessons for any youth that would like to learn how to play guitar. We hold a beginner and an advances class for all kids and all skill-sets.

 

Referral Process

There is no referral needed to attend any program above. If you need more information or would like to inquire further regarding a program or service please call (306)773-3344.

Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (The Centre)

Information: The Swift Current Community Youth Initiative is driven by a passion to address the needs of youth today. We strive to make youth related resources, programs, and counselling readily available and easily accessible. The goal of the SCCYI is to provide an environment and

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