What do we do?
• Work to make the healthy choice the easy choice in the
places we live work learn and play.
• Build capacity in our members and others – education,
mentorship and training.
• Work with and through partnerships (schools, community
organizations, child care facilities, University, etc.)
• Do community assessments, program planning, research
and evaluation of current conditions.
• Collaboratively respond to Health Canada in review and
consultations for healthy public policy.
• Develop resources that are used provincially.
• Try to break down barriers to healthy eating for all
...have received candy as a reward
for good behaviour?
…rewarded children with non-food
rewards, e.g. frisbee, colouring book,
...purchased a box of cereal with a
cartoon character on the front for a
…think this cereal has the same target
...been able to smell fast food from at
least 2 blocks away
So what can you do??
• Bring healthy foods to meetings and community events
instead of sweets.
• Ask for healthier foods – the more demand there is the
more likely people will be to offer them.
• Support local fresh food businesses.
• Do not give candy out as a reward or incentive.
• Suggest non-food or healthy food fundraisers
• Do what you can to help make the healthy choice the easy
choice not only for yourself but those around you.
• Lets work together to promote the message and normalcy
of less sugar and food with low nutrition for better oral and
How can we work together?
Better nutrition helps support better oral health.
• Oral health and nutrition status in older adults go hand in hand.
• We both work with schools and school age kids, so lets support
• Oral health and nutrition are both common concerns in those new
• Infant feeding practices and infant oral health are commonly
linked (open cup, bottle propping, juice, etc.)
• Eating disorders impact on teeth, nutrition and body image.
• Improving Food Security can help to improve oral health and
• If you need any information, resources, research re: Nutrition or
healthy eating come to us!
★We can each work to share,
support and advocate for
that consistent message:
healthier foods and
beverages for healthier
bodies, teeth and mouths.
One of the biggest ways we
can impact eating habits
and in turn oral health, is by
impacting our food
environments to support
making those healthy
Chelsea Brown, RD
Public Health Dietitian
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region