The goal of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is to improve the health of mothers and infants. This is done by teaching about healthy foods, through cooking sessions and healthy snacks, and providing information about breastfeeding and feeding infants. CPNP is a program for women living in First Nations and Inuit communities who are pregnant, breastfeeding and who have children up to one year.
The CPNP is funded by the federal government. The Regional Canada Prenatal Nutrition Coordinator provides support, resources, training and site visits to CPNP programs. Areas supported by the YHSSA Regional CPNP Coordinator include Yellowknife, N’dilo and Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutsel K’e, Fort Smith, Tlicho and Deh Cho Regions. To find out if there is a CPNP program in your community click here.
The NWT Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) website has information about the program, community contacts, nutrition and breastfeeding resources and much more.
For more information about the CPNP program call 920-3237 or fax 873-4179.