South Island Nutrition Program

Community Nutritionists work to promote optimal nutrition and health for children and families living across the Island Health region.

Services

  • work with community groups to promote healthy eating, physical activity and positive body image 
  • work with the community to advocate for and promote access to affordable nutritious food
  • provide nutrition expertise to Public Health Nurses and other health professionals
  • develop and provide resources (kits, games, print materials) for schools, preschools, community groups and families
  • provide nutrition expertise and support in the implementation of food and nutrition policies and programs in the schools and school districts
  • provide nutrition support and services to healthy baby groups
  • provide nutrition workshops for families, educators and other professionals
  • offer limited telephone counselling on common nutrition and feeding issues for children and families
  • refer people who need one-to-one counselling to the appropriate services
  • work with Best Babies programs to support pregnant women and new moms and their babies

Recommended Resources

Healthy Eating

Active Living

General Information on South Island Nutrition Program

Referral Required?
Not required
Contact Us

Saanich Health Unit

3995 Quadra Street, 2nd Floor
Victoria, B.C.
V8X 1J8
250-519-5100
Fax: 250-744-1042

Esquimalt Health Unit

530 Fraser Street
Victoria, B.C.
V9A 6H7
250-519-5311
Fax: 250-519-5312

If you live in Central or North Island, contact your local health unit.

Locations

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

1111-4th Avenue
PO Box 10
Ladysmith, B.C. 
V9G 1A1

250-739-5777

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health

2400 Arbutus Rd
Victoria, B.C.
V8N 1V7

250-519-5390

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Sointula Health Centre

#25 - 2nd St
Sointula, B.C. 
V0P 2E0

250-973-2373

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