Good Food for a Healthy Baby is a prenatal nutrition program offered in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Counties.
The Good Food for a Healthy Baby program provides support to families from prenatal to 6 months postnatal.
The Good Food for a Healthy Baby Program works in partnership with the local Public Health Unit and local Community Health Centres. It is available to women and their partners during pregnancy and up to six months after the baby is born. Participants get together to cook, eat, receive support and information. In addition, they are given free prenatal vitamins & healthy food.
What to expect from the Good Food for a Healthy Baby Program
- Informal drop-in groups or outreach programs (through partnerships with other local service agencies)
- Are held weekly, for 2 hours, in Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, & Brockville.
- Are available to women and their partners throughout the pregnancy and up to 6 month after delivery
- Can provide transportation, if needed
- The Connections group facilitator, Dieticians, and Public Health Nurses (PHN’s) offer: support and education, assistance in cooking healthy meals, group discussions, guest speakers, information on a variety of topics leading to healthy birth outcomes (pregnancy, labour, delivery, newborn care, injury prevention, nutrition, etc.
Groups are run by Connections in cooperation with:
- Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
- ConnectWell Community Health Centre – Lanark Site
- Rideau Community Health Services – Smiths Falls Site
For more information about the Good Food for Health Baby program, please call:
ConnectWell Community Health- Carleton Place and speak with Leigh at 613-257-2779 ext. 3100 or toll-free at 1-888-284-2204 ext. 3100
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