Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (On Reserve)

Healthy pregnancies make healthy babies! The Carrier Sekani Family Services Prenatal Nutrition Program provides support to families who are expecting, aboriginal parents with babies less than 12 months of age, and non-aboriginal parents with babies of less than 7 months of age. We provide some traditional activities such as moccasin making, cradle boards, language classes, traditional cooking, and drumming, support through dieticians, nursing, family workers and peers, nutrition and prenatal health counselling, prenatal vitamins, breast feeding education, and referrals to other agencies. We provide these services through home visits, drop in sessions, craft and cooking circles, and one to one support.

The program features a Mom's Group that runs two days a week Monday at 10am and Thursday at 3:30 pm which takes place at the Neighbourlink building in Vanderhoof or visits in the family's home. We provide services to families living in the Vanderhoof and Saik'uz area. Referrals to the Prenatal Nutrition Program can be made by public health nurses, physicians, community service providers, guardians, and family members or via self-referral. Eligible participants include First Nations families who are expecting, aboriginal parents with babies less than 12 months of age, or non-aboriginal parents with babies of less than 7 months of age. For non-aboriginal families once the child turns 7 months of age, and for aboriginal families once the child turns 12 months of age, the families are either discharged from the program or referred to the Infant Development Program or Supported Child Development Program if needed.

Increase the number of babies born at a healthy birth weightThe goals of the CPNP are to:

  • Improve the health of the Mother and infant through nutrition and supports
  • Promote and support breastfeeding
  • Allow Mothers the opportunity to access necessary resources
  • Build a community network
  • Provide unbiased information
  • Increase the self-esteem of birth Mothers

CPNP is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. All CPNP services are provided free of charge. For more information about our program, contact us at:

PO Box 1219
240 West Stewart Street
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A0

Phone: 250-567-2900 or 250-567-9553
Toll Free: 1-866-567-2333


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