Food for Thought is a prenatal support program that assists pregnant women and their children to achieve improved health and wellness. With a focus on cooking low-cost nutritious food, women come together and have an opportunity to share ideas, make friends, and talk about their lives. The food that is cooked is sent home with the participants to be shared with their families. A participant-driven discussion on pregnancy related topics follows each cooking session. The program is facilitated by an inter-disciplinary team consisting of a social worker, nutritionist, and program assistant. Peer leaders assist in the delivery of the program.
On-site childcare provides the women’s pre-school children with opportunities to play with others and to be involved with a range of early learning activities. Transportation to and from the program can also be provided to those who are unable to come on their own.
Programs are offered at West Winds Primary Health Centre throughout the months of September to June. Food For Thought partners with the Healthy Mother Healthy Baby program, the Saskatoon Open Door Society, Saskatoon Health Region Community Mental Health and Addictions as well as a variety of services and programs offered at the West Winds Primary Health Centre in order to best meet the needs of our participants.
This program is funded through the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and is sponsored by Saskatoon Health Region.
The program is designed for pre/postnatal women and their children living with issues of:
- food insecurity
- social isolation
- inadequate housing
- relationship issues/family violence
- substance use/mental health issues
- lack of medical care
- new immigrant/refugee
For further information, please contact 306-655-4826 or text 306-230-2482