Community Health Program
Child Nutrition Program
Young children are very curious and always ready to explore new foods. The sooner they are introduced to a wide variety of healthy foods, the better the chances they will accept and enjoy them.
DID YOU KNOW…. Early childhood is a critical learning period, during which children develop eating habits that will influence their relationship with food for a lifetime!!
Available nutrition services are directed (but not limited) to the following topics :
Prenatal nutrition :
Healthy eating habits for mom to support a healthy pregnancy & building a healthy baby
Healthy gestational weight gain; tailored to the mothers prepregnancy weight & health status
Assessing the diet for the key nutrient needs during pregnancy and adjusting intake accordingly
Food safety during pregnancy to avoid foodborne illness
Managing pregnancy symptoms/ digestive tolerance issues
Postnatal/ new mothers:
Breastfeeding/artificial baby milk information & concerns
Re-evaluate your nutritional needs; an adequate diet is especially important to help ensure your health and to supply you with the energy necessary to care for your new baby
Help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight
Tips and healthy recipes to help you plan, shop for and cook healthy meals
Information to help you interpret food labels, the latest food trends and products
How & when to introduce solid/ complimentary food
Healthy eating for optimal growth & development
Individualized counseling on how to feed your infant, a “picky” eater, or an active preschooler
How to deal with frustration or concerns when your child is not eating and/or not growing as expected
The MCA community health program has a maternal & child health registered dietitian on the team. She works with pregnant women, new mothers and babies/children to provide optimal nutrition during these life stages. Catherine Ciampini, MSc, RD Registered Dietitian MCA Department of Health Community Health Program 613-575-2341 x3223, located at the Kanonhkwat’sheri:io Health Facility 31 Hilltop Drive, St. Regis, QC H0M-1A0.
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