CPNP starts September 15!
(Southside program starts October 5)
Burns Lake Friday 11-3pm
Grassy Plains Thursday 11-3pm
Interested in joining?
Birgit Wilson for the Burns Lake group 250-692-6456
Monika Eriksen for the Southside group
Click here Upcoming Events to find out what's new.
Funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada makes this program possible.
~Improving health for moms and babies~
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
Funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada makes this program possible. The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a community-based program that provides support to pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life experiences. The goal of CPNP is to enhance services that address the needs of pregnant women, their children and families, in order to promote healthy pregnancies and improve infant outcomes. Participants receive and share information about maternal nutrition, including how to prepare a variety of healthy meals compromised of traditional foods through a weekly cooking class. The program is structured around group sessions that focus on social inclusion, increasing self-confidence, healthy prenatal development, and traditional maternal/prenatal health practices. Infant nutrition and development are a key element of the sessions, with a focus on breastfeeding, traditional practices for infant development, infant care skills, and skills necessary to encourage infant/mother attachment.