“Supporting the needs of pregnant women facing challenges that put their health and the health of their infants at risk”
The Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) provides support to families who are expecting babies or parents with babies less than 7 months of age. We provide some traditional activities, 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.
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 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. Healthy pregnancies make healthy babies!
The program features a Mom's Group that runs two days a week, Monday at 10am and Thursday at 3:30pm, which takes place at the Neighbourhood building in Vanderhoof or visits in the family's home. We provide services to families living in the Vanderhoof and Saik'uz area.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
To increase the number of babies born at a healthy birth weight by:
· Improving the health of the mother and infant through nutrition and support
· Promoting and supporting breastfeeding
· Allow mothers the opportunity to access necessary resources
· Provide unbiased information
· Increasing the self-esteem of birth mothers
The Carrier Sekani Family Services Prenatal Nutrition Program provides support to families who are expecting, and both aboriginal parents with babies less than 12 months of age, and non-aboriginal babies of less than 7 months of age.
The referral process can be made by a 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 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.
CPNP is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. All CPNP services are provided free of charge.
240 West Stewart Street
Telephone: 250-567-2900 or 250-567-9553
Toll Free: 1-866-567-9553
Last modified: Tuesday 17-Sep-19 14:10:32 PDT