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Sunset Women's Aboriginal Circle
Aboriginal Prenatal and Postnatal Support Program

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Provides supports and services to help families improve maternal and infant nutritional health by focusing on maternal nourishment, nutrition and breastfeeding

Focuses on the following 3 areas:

Maternal Nourishment that may include:
  • Baby food making and nutritional cooking sessions
  • Healthy snacks and meal information
  • Milk and food vouchers as well as vitamin supplements

Nutrition Screening, Education and Counselling includes:
  • Education on prenatal nutrition
  • Understanding food labels
  • Presentations by dietitians and health specialists
  • Nutrition screening by Community Health Representative
  • Individual counselling by nutritionists
  • Lifestyle counseling for expectant parents

Breastfeeding Program includes:
  • Promotion of breastfeeding initiation and duration
  • Support groups
  • Breastfeeding videos and resource materials
  • Equipment lending for parents of newborns

Also coordinates:
  • Family and cultural events
  • Parent resource library
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Eligibility
  • Focus is for Indigenous women who are pregnant, new mothers or with infants under 12 months of age but open to anyone in need of services
  • Vitamin supplements, milk and food vouchers are only available to women enrolled in the program
Application Process
Program registration required
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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