Nutrition Education

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills. Included is information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

 

Services

Offers free programs for girls, non-binary and gender-fluid youth.  Programs designed to build leadership, self-confidence, resiliency, positive relationships and teamwork.  Includes exercises that promote physical activity, nutrition and healthy eating, personal health and well-being.

Educational program available to children ages 6-12 that are interested in learning to cook, garden and physical activity.  Once a week from May- September, children will learn and prepare healthy meals and snacks, explore physical activity and learn more about nutrition and health living.

Program offers healthy lifestyle programming with the intent to improve health status through increased physical fitness; improved cardiovascular health; smoking reduction; and, improved nutritional knowledge and practices.

Increases awareness of risks associated with alcohol/drug consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding among urban Indigenous women through activities for children, support for parents, and a meals-to-go program.

Provides equitable access to knowledge, programs, and services that mitigate and prevent the development of chronic diseases and conditions. Programs include:

Provides community support and case management services to at-risk pregnant and parenting youth.
Services include:

  • counselling
  • prenatal education
  • strollerfit and exercise programs
  • community referrals

Provides young people with resources to enhance and expand their access to food, education relating to food, and the development of healthy habits and life skills. 

Offers educational programs for new mothers including a prenatal/postnatal program focusing on healthy interactions between babies and mothers. Also offers follow-ups concerning nutrition and postnatal home visits.

Offers a place to plan and cook affordable meals, learn and share skills helpful in budgeting, shopping and preparation of healthy food. The initiative is aimed to address food access, reduced social isolation, community engagement and capacity building.

A weekly, two month long program in which participants learn about food, nutrition, healthy eating, kitchen safety, safe food handling, and basic cooking techniques. Offered up to four times per year.

Provides learning opportunities that help participants develop skill and confidence in the kitchen, and learn about choice and preparation of diabetes friendly food.

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