This program provides individual and peer support to improve the nutrition of pregnant women and postnatal mothers, and provides resources and support to new parents. Resources cover issues such as healthy lifestyle choices, post-partum depression, breastfeeding, baby development and parenting.
The program includes two weekly hot lunch groups, cooking and nutritional information for a healthy pregnancy, support for breastfeeding and baby’s first foods, clothing swaps, resource sharing, and one to one support.
Bellies & Babies, Family Resource Program is staffed by a Program Coordinator, a Nutrition Program Assistant and a Family Resource Worker, and is funded through PHAC, Success by Six, and community donations.
Access to Program:
Parents can learn more about this program by contacting Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. No referral is required. The program is free and confidential.
Location and Hours:
Gibsons and Area Community Centre
Mondays: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sechelt Inlet Office
Tuesdays: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Upcoming Holiday Closures:
We will be closed for the September long weekend Monday September 4th (Gibsons) and Tuesday September 5th (Sechelt).
We will close for the Christmas holidays the week of December 25 and the week of December 29. ( last Bellies Dec 18th in Gibsons and Dec 19th in Sechelt).
We will start up again Monday January 8th.
604-885-5881, ext. 227
Shirley French, Program Coordinator