Nutrition services are provided by nutritionists and dietetic technicians to young people under age 18 or pregnant women.
Nutrition counselling and assessments are intended to help the target population adopt healthier eating habits in order to improve or maintain an optimal level of health.
The following are the main reasons people seek out nutrition counselling:
• Children or young people under age 18 who need a diet due to a health problem (failure to thrive, obesity, food allergy or intolerance, food refusal, or gastrointestinal tract problem) or who need advice about following a vegan or vegetarian diet;
• Young pregnant woman in a difficult situation due to age or finances: OLO nutritional support program (eggs, milk, orange juice);
• Prenatal and postnatal follow-up for vulnerable clientele;
• Pregnant women with a health problem: gestational diabetes, low weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure;
• Prenatal meetings: food component;
• Counselling in schools to help children develop healthy eating habits;
• Counselling in community organizations;
Group or individual counselling and follow-up are offered and are predominantly interdisciplinary.