Our dietitians support 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
Public Health Dietitians partner with community agencies, city programs, daycares, preschools, and schools to help ensure that the healthier choice is the easy choice for children and youth and parents have the information they need to help their children develop a healthy relationship with food. We work with public and private schools and community members to improve access to healthy foods for students.
Anyone who has concerns about a child’s nutrition and growth can contact your local community health center and ask to speak to a public health nurse for infants and children.
To attend nutrition education sessions on feeding babies find the schedule for the closest Parent infant drop-in program.
For early childhood educators or school nutrition enquiries, contact the nutrition services/program in your area. Or, call dietitian services at 8-1-1.
Home Health Dietitians work with adults 18 years of age and older that have a wide variety of health conditions. Dietitians also help with chronic disease prevention and management.
Search our directory for eating disorders services near you.
Visit the breastfeeding page on the Parenting Resources website for related services.