Good Food for a Healthy Baby - Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
Connections runs the Good Food for a Healthy Baby Program 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 three months after the baby is born. Participants get together to cook, eat, receive support and information, and take home healthy food, milk and prenatal vitamins.
- Operate as informal drop-ins or outreach programs (through partnerships with other local service
- Are held weekly, for 2 hours per week, in Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, Brockville, and the Town of Prescott.
- Are staffed weekly by a Program Facilitator and bi-weekly by a Nutritionist and Public Health Nurse, who collectively answer questions, share information, offer support, and model both personal and baby care
- Offer a community kitchen every 2 weeks, where participants cook a healthy, low budget meal, eat together, and take home recipes and leftovers
- Offer group discussions with guest speakers (e.g. infant feeding, budgeting, food safety, comfort measures during labour and delivery), along with juice and a snack on alternate weeks
- Can provide transportation, if needed
- There may be outreach services available in some of the other communities within the counties of Lanark, Leeds & Grenvillle – please call for more information
Groups are run by Connections in cooperation with:
- Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
- North Lanark Community Health Centre
- Smiths Falls Community Health Centre