A child's early years - from before birth to age six - are very important. Healthy babies are more likely to develop into healthy children, and healthy children are more likely to grow up to be healthy teenagers and healthy adults.
That's the purpose of Ontario's Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program - to help children get a healthy start in life. The program does this by helping infants and children up to age six and their families through:
- screening and assessments to see if there are any risks that could affect a child's healthy development and referrals to community programs and services.
- help in finding community programs and resources on all kinds of subjects such as: breastfeeding, nutrition and health services, parenting programs and family literacy programs.
Am I eligible?
Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free and voluntary program for:
- pregnant moms, and
- families with young children up to the age of six
Where do I go?
If you are pregnant, ask your family doctor, midwife or nurse.
If you have a child up to 6 years old, contact the Timiskaming Health Unit.