Pre & Post Natal Nutrition Project

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a community based initiative federally funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

Girls Inc. of Durham is the administrator of CPNP for Durham Region known as Food 4 Thought. A drop-in program for pregnant teens and new young mothers up to age 26 operated at seven sites throughout Durham Region.  

Food '4' Thought drop-ins provide a safe, friendly environment where women can obtain advice from health care providers and other moms, get materials on health and wellness, and receive fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, and prenatal vitamins. The program goal is to enhance maternal and fetal health by reducing the risks for pregnant women who may have food security issues. Women may come to a site any time during their pregnancy and continue to receive support until their infants are 6 months of age. The program focuses on nutrition so as to reduce the incidence of low birth weight, increase the number of breastfeeding mothers, provide linkages to other community services and improve the health and well-being of moms.

For more information please contact Tracey McCannell at 905-428-8111 ext 22 or email tmccannell@durham.girls-inc.org

2017 prenatal site updates 

Ajax site:               
The Youth Centre     
5-360 Bayly Street West, Ajax
Wednesday 2:00 - 4:15pm
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South Oshawa site:     
YWCA Durham OEYC – Oshawa
1 McGrigor Street, Oshawa
Thursday 1:00 - 3:00pm
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The Glen St Site:       
The Glen St – Oshawa
929 Glen Street, Oshawa
Monday 1:00 - 2:30pm
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North Oshawa site:       
Gordon B. Attersley P.S. Hub Room 
1110 Attersley Dr. Oshawa
Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00pm
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Cannington site:                
Trinity United Church
50 Laidlaw Street North, Cannington
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:00pm 
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Uxbridge site:        
Baptist Church
231 Brock Street West, Uxbridge    
Monday 11:30am - 1:30pm (closed during the summer)
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Beaverton site:       
St. Andrews United Church
523 Simcoe Street, Beaverton
Tuesday 11:30am – 2:00pm (closed during the summer)
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