The program provides navigation, education,support and information for families of children from birth to 5 years in many settings and locations; clinic, family's home (if needed), playgroups, and in the community.
Works with families concerned with their child's development and/or children at risk for developmental delays (premature birth, prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, diagnosed disability).
Once the referral is received, a letter is sent to the family telling them how long the wait will be. The wait list is reviewed every week. Priorities are decided by client needs. Families are encouraged to contact the Early Intervention Program if they need immediate help.
Provides community presentations on health promotion topics including:
Teaches individuals, organizations and communities about making healthy lifestyle choices by:
In the Outpatient Dietitian Counselling program, families work one-on-one with a registered dietitian (dietitian) trained in Pediatric Weight Management. The dietitian will help the family work on healthy eating and active living habits and set realistic goals that focus on creating a healthy lifestyle. Areas of focus include nutrition, physical activity, sedentary time and sleep.
The dietitian and the family’s healthcare provider work together to ensure the family is supported in achieving their health goals. They can also assist in connecting the family with other supports as needed, such as physical activity, mental health, and community services.
The program’s aim is to help families achieve a lifestyle that promotes healthy growth and development in their children.
For more information visit the Outpatient Dietitian Counselling website.
Available to children ages 2-4 years with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above the 97th percentile and children ages 5-17 years with a BMI above the 85th percentile.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
Services are for people who need help and may include:
Please contact the site to discuss eligibility requirements.
The waiting list varies by location. Please contact the site directly to inquire about wait times.