A free service connecting Saskatchewan residents to a Registered Dietitian.
We are here for you!
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!
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 Thursday 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 currently available in English. We are in the process of seeking out translation services in a variety of languages including Indigenous languages of Saskatchewan. If you require services in another language, let us know and we will do our best to find a suitable translator.
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.