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Due to current funding, the Eat Well Saskatchewan service has been suspended until further notice.
A free service connecting Saskatchewan residents to a Registered Dietitian.
Eat Well Saskatchewan is a dietitian call centre for Saskatchewan residents. The service provides FREE, confidential, easy access to the trusted advice of a dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your food and nutrition questions.
You can ask a Registered Dietitian questions about food, healthy eating for your family, budget-friendly meal ideas, heart health, diabetes and more!
In the media
- Gormley - Carrie Verishagen - Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 : Gormley - On Demand CJME / CKOM : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
- GORMLEY - CARRIE VERISHAGEN - MARCH 2 : Gormley - On Demand CJME / CKOM : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
- Tips for eating well | CTV News
- Dietitian offers advice on saving on groceries as food prices rise | 650 CKOM
- Diet and Immunity for Life (and during COVID-19) (agwest.sk.ca)
- USask unites: Dietitians offer health and nutrition strategies during COVID-19 pandemic - News - University of Saskatchewan
- Saskatoon dietitians aren’t eating up the keto diet fad | CTV News
The 2022 Eat Well Saskatchewan calendar is now available. Each month, we feature one of our champions who are promoting healthy eating and food security.
“Thank you so much for the resources. I have been referring many clients to you. In an area where we don’t have access to a dietitian I am very appreciative of your services. I believe that the information and education on lifestyle and diet are more important than anything with medications. They work so strongly together. Thank you for everything you do!! “– Nurse Practitioner in Stanley Missio
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“I liked that you answered the phone right away and were available to talk to”.
“Thanks so much! That was extremely helpful! My question got answered very quickly and was very easy to understand”.
“It is so nice to have professional and easily accessible advice!”
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“This service is great. Short time to answer and she thought about my needs”.
“You have been super helpful. Especially during COVID when I can’t get access to a doctor.”
“This service is very beneficial. I had to see a dietitian in the past and there was a long wait. This was much more accessible to get my questions answered”.
“I am very grateful for this advice. I am a senior living on my own and to make an appointment I have to wait for my granddaughter to give my ride. I am so glad I can find information like this on the phone”.
“I greatly appreciate your response to my questions about eating breakfast. The information you have provided will be very helpful for me”.
“Again, thank you very much for your information. I am so impressed with this service I try to promote it to all my mom’s – having a registered dietitian available at all times is so beneficial to them as well as myself”. – Public Health Nurse
“I really appreciate the information you have given me. There is so much information on the internet and it is hard to sift through”.
Frequently Asked Questions
Eat Well Saskatchewan is a dietitian call center pilot project for residents of Saskatchewan. The service provides FREE, confidential, easy access to the trusted advice of a dietitian via toll-free number or email to help you make healthier food choices and answer your food and nutrition questions.
The toll-free line 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 your call within 3 business days or less. You can send an email anytime of the day/week. Emails will be answered within 3 business days or less.
The service is available for all Saskatchewan residents and their health providers. Callers can call/email on behalf of themselves, or on behalf of a family member or friend. Health providers can call/email on behalf of a client or for general information purposes
This service is offered in English, but also provides on demand language translation in over 200 languages and dialects, including First Nation languages in Canada.
It is our goal to improve access to the trusted advice of dietitians for remote, rural and isolated communicates in Saskatchewan including Indigenous communities. Our dietitians have experience working directly with First Nation communities and offer a culturally sensitive approach while understanding the unique food environments and nutrition needs of Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan.
When you call or email, you will be speaking to a dietitian.
Dietitians are passionate about food and its potential to enhance lives and improve health. Dietitians respect traditional knowledge, values and health practices. They apply holistic prevention and health promotion strategies for improved individual, family and community health. Dietitians are the only regulated food and nutrition professionals and undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities.
No, you do not need a referral from a doctor or other health provider to use this service. This service provides general nutrition information and cannot provide individual in-depth counselling or medical advice. We can connect you with local services if you need more personalized assistance.
No, this service is meant to answer basic nutrition questions. By calling this number, you can receive information about dietitian services in your area for further information.
Eat Well Saskatchewan dietitians answer questions on food, nutrition, healthy eating, and chronic disease prevention. Here are some examples of commonly asked questions:
- How do I lower my risk of heart disease?
- I just found out I have diabetes. Where can I go to for help?
- What should I feed my baby?
- I don’t drink milk. What can I eat to make sure I get enough calcium?
- How can I get my picky eater to eat more?
- What should I eat before and after exercise?
- What foods should I avoid when I am pregnant?
Here are some of the things that might happen when you speak with a dietitian at Eat Well Saskatchewan:
• Answer your questions using an evidence-based database. The information will be explained in an easy to understand way.
• Ask demographic questions such as your age, gender and which community you live in to help us better understand your needs.
• Set goals/small steps with you that fit your needs and lifestyle.
• Connect you with local services.
• Send you follow-up resources in the mail or by email.
• Treat you with respect and understanding while respecting your privacy and confidentiality
Call as often as you like. There are no limits to how many times you can call or email our service.
No. Service is FREE of charge.