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Healthy Start (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program)

In our Healthy Start program expectant women and teens gain the skills, confidence and resources needed to improve their health during pregnancy, learn about self-care, better understand parenting issues and make choices that enhance their unborn child’s future growth and development.

Healthy Start, which is funded under the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), promotes public health and provides support to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life circumstances. The goals of CPNP are to improve maternal-infant health, increase the rates of healthy birth weights, as well as to promote and support breastfeeding. The program also seeks to promote the creation of partnerships within communities and strengthen community capacity to increase support for vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers.