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Reports & Publications - Annual Report 1999

Good Food For A Healthy Baby Program Expands

Eating healthy when you are pregnant increases your chances of having a healthy baby. This is the philosophy behind the prenatal drop-in program called Good Food For A Healthy Baby, which is offered to at risk pregnant women.

Participants meet once a week to discuss a wide variety of health related topics such as infant feeding, budgeting, and making baby food. Every other week, the group cooks a low-cost healthy recipe to learn about cooking and meal planning. Moms-to-be receive prenatal vitamins, milk, fruit and vegetables.

A co-ordinator from Connections, a Public Health Nurse, and a Public Health Dietician are available for one-to-one counselling.

This program expansion was initiated by the Healthy Baby/Healthy Children Coalition and was funded by United Counties Social Services, National Child Benefit funding. The Good Food for a Healthy Baby program was provided in three sites in Leeds & Grenville: Brockville; Kemptville; and Gananoque. Connections sponsors this program in Lanark County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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