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Halton Prenatal Nutrition Program Memos

The Halton Prenatal Nutrition Program is designed to meet the needs of at-risk pregnant women by providing them with various resources to improve their health and to increase the number of babies born with a healthy birth weight. 

There are  HPNP locations in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and Acton.

What are the objectives of the HPNP program?

The HPNP program is designed to meet the needs of at-risk pregnant women focusing on:

  • Improving the health of pregnant women
  • Increasing the prevalence of healthy birth outcomes
  • Increasing the rate and duration of breastfeeding, and
  • Promoting optimal infant development. 

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What services are provided by HPNP?

HPNP provides support to at-risk pregnant women by providing access to the following:

  • Free food vouchers
  • Free prenatal vitamin vouchers
  • Free bus tickets to & from the location
  • Informal childcare
  • A healthy meal or snack
  • Weekly support at group (meet other pregnant women)
  • Health education resources (talk to a dietician or nurse)
  • Nutrition education and development of skills related to food and nutrition in a fun and friendly setting
  • Referral to other community resources

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Cues for Referral 

If you have pregnant patients who: 

  • Have limited help from family, friends or partner
  • Are new to a community and/or feeling isolated
  • Lack of transportation
  • Have poor nutrition
  • Do not having enough money or food
  • Are teens
  • Are in a relationship that may be physically, emotionally or verbally abusive
  • Previously delivered a low birth weight baby
  • Use tobacco or alcohol use while pregnant
  • A medical condition(s) that may impact pregnancy

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