Community Nutrition Services - Powell River Community Health Centre

Our Dietitian supports healthy eating, which promotes healthy growth and development and prevents chronic disease. We support healthy eating and the enjoyment of a variety of food, including multicultural choices, by:

  • Encouraging the sharing of food with family and friends

  • Advocating for community food programs that support food security (e.g., community gardens, community kitchens

  • Promoting healthy attitudes about food, eating and body size

  • Creating supportive environments that promote healthy eating and active living

  • Promoting healthy eating messages 

  • Working with food banks and other community organizations to address food challenges for at-risk populations using a community development approach

  • Participating in local, provincial and/or national committees that advocate for nutrition policies for various target groups and assist with the development of nutrition standards, food policies and resources

We also provide a range of services for school staff, students, parents and caregivers of school-aged children including:

  • Program planning (e.g. breakfast and lunch programs, school gardens, farm to school)Helping schools to develop policies about food and healthy eating. Supporting staff, parents and students to follow food and healthy eating policies and guidelines.

  • Providing advice and support on implementing the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools (e.g. food service, fundraisers, vending machines, and other school events)

  • Providing education sessions to staff and parents (e.g. professional-development day workshops, parent advisory council meetings on topics such as weight bias, nutrition policy, etc.)

  • Providing healthy eating resources (e.g. Canada's Food Guide, nutrition and body image lesson plans and resources)

  • Helping school staff, parents and caregivers find appropriate nutrition services for students

These services are free-of-charge. 

Powell River Community Health Centre

5000 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC
V8A 5R3
Phone: (604) 485-3310
Fax: (604) 485-3305

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Parking & transportation

?Free parking is available. There is also ground level entry to 3rd Floor.