Public Health and Family Nutrition ProgramRegistered Dietitians with the Public Health and Family Nutrition Program support healthy eating, enjoyment of food, and positive eating behaviours, all of which promote healthy growth and development and prevent chronic disease.
What services are provided?
Services for pregnant women
Individual and group-based prenatal nutrition education is available for pregnant women to help promote a healthy pregnancy.
Prenatal nutrition education classes [PDF | 214 KB] happen frequently across the province. Contact the Public Health and Family Nutrition Program in your area for more information and to register.
Services for infants and children
Dietitians work with parents/guardians and families to provide information and skills needed to help infants and children grow in the way that is right for them, and to develop a healthy relationship with food.
Family feeding classes are offered to provide information about how to feed toddlers and preschoolers, and to address any feeding challenges that might arise. For more information or to register for the next class in your area, contact the Public Health and Family Nutrition Program.
If you are unsure if your toddler or preschooler is eating well, you can complete the Online Nutrition Screening for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Services in the community
Dietitians work with organizations and community groups to support healthy eating for children and youth, and to promote healthy lifestyle messages.
What are some helpful and reliable resources about nutrition?
- Canada’s Food Guide
- Dietitians of Canada
- Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Birth to Six Months
- Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Six to 24 Months
- Healthy Eating and Active Living for your 1 to 5 year old [PDF | 3 MB]
How do I contact the Public Health and Family Nutrition Program?
17 Knights Avenue
Souris, PE C0A 2B0
Telephone: (902) 687-7051
Fax: (902) 687-7048
126 Douses Road
Montague, PE C0A 1R0
Telephone: (902) 838-0719
Fax: (902) 838-0803
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 620-3916
Fax: (902) 620-3917
205 Linden Avenue
Summerside, PE C1N 2K4
Telephone: (902) 888-8160
Fax: (902) 888-8153
14 MacKinnon Drive
O'Leary, PE C0B 1V0
Telephone: (902) 859-8723
Fax: (902) 859-8701