Programs and Services
Trained volunteers share their knowledge about healthy eating and safe food handling with KFL&A community members.
Dial-a-Dietitian is a telephone nutrition information service coordinated and delivered by registered dietitians. Registered dietitians answer general questions on a wide range of nutrition-related topics such as healthy eating, feeding your family, food allergies, nutrition during pregnancy, and nutrition for infants and toddlers. This service is provided free of charge.
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a non- profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution system available in KFL&A area. Individuals or families can order and pick up their large food box ($15.00), small food box ($10.00), fruit bag ($5.00) or vegetable bag ($5.00) the third Thurs. of each month at the host site convenient to them. If you are interested in purchasing a GFB, KFL&A Public Health’s main office is a host site. Call the Dial-a-Dietitian line to find out the host site closest to you.
KFL&A Public Health has developed and can provide resources to support implementation of the Limestone District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Healthy School Nutrition policies. These comprehensive policies and nutrition standards meet and exceed the Ministry of Education’s PPM 150 standards. These resources include the nutrition standards from Nutrition Tools for Schools.
The Body Wize: Forget the Size Event
This event is offered each spring to grade seven and eight teachers to address several Healthy Living curriculum expectations. Students are challenged to forget about body size, and focus on developing a healthy lifestyle including healthy eating and physical activity. The event is done in three parts consisting of in class lesson plans, a session by a Public Health nurse and a possible workshop with food preparation.