Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program

 “Supporting the needs of pregnant women facing challenges that put their health and the health of their infants at risk”

 Our Mission

 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.

 Goals of the program:

·       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

·       Increase the number of babies born at a healthy birth weight

 Mom’s Group (Vanderhoof) 

The program partners with a local Mom’s Group that operates out of the Neighbourlink building in Vanderhoof that runs two days a week (Monday at 10 am and Thursday at 3:30 pm). The group allows Moms to connect with each other, have a snack, and work on projects or activities in a casual and inclusive space.

Individual Supports

 In addition to groups, support is available for one-on-one sessions through home visits or appointments at the Vanderhoof office. Services include nutrition counselling, prenatal vitamins, counselling in prenatal health and lifestyle, prenatal education, breastfeeding education and support, food preparation training, education and support on infant care and child development, and referrals to other agencies and services

 Our Clients

At this time, we provide services to families living in the Vanderhoof. CPNP is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. All CPNP services are provided free of charge.

 Referral process

Referrals to CPNP can be made by public health nurses, physicians, community service providers, guardians, and family members or via self-referral. Eligible participants include Prenatal/Parents with babies less than 7 months of age.

 Contact information

For more information, please contact the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program at:

240 West Stewart Street
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A0

Phone: 250-567-2900
Cell: 250-524-0238
Toll Free: 1-866-567-2333
Email: dawne@csfs.org


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