Public Health and Family Nutrition Program

Registered 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.

How do I contact the Public Health and Family Nutrition Program?

Toll Free:  1-844-877-0320
Email:  publichealthnutrition@gov.pe.ca

Souris
Souris Hospital
17 Knights Avenue
Souris, PE   C0A 2B0

Telephone:  (902) 687-7051
Fax:  (902) 687-7048 
 
Montague
126 Douses Road
Montague, PE   C0A 1R0

Telephone:  (902) 838-0719
Fax:  (902) 838-0803 

Charlottetown
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 620-3916
Fax:  (902) 620-3917 

Summerside
205 Linden Avenue
Summerside, PE   C1N 2K4

Telephone:  (902) 888-8160
Fax:  (902) 888-8153 

O’Leary
Community Hospital
14 MacKinnon Drive
O'Leary, PE   C0B 1V0

Telephone: (902) 859-8723
Fax: (902) 859-8701 

 

Published date: 
December 21, 2015
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