~Improving health for moms and babies~
Weekly sessions on
Southside and in Burns Lake
Interested in joining?
Birgit Wilson (Burns Lake group)
Willow Fehr (Southside group)
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
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.
* Funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada makes this program possible.