Community Nutrition Services - Gibsons Health Unit

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. 

Gibsons Health Unit

821 Gibsons Way
Gibsons, BC
V0N 1V8
Phone: (604) 984-5070
Fax: (604) 984-5075