Nutrition & Food

Algoma Public Health

Nutrition & Food

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Good Nutrition is essential for healthy living at all stages of life. Canada’s Food Guide offers guidance on making healthy food choices and the website provides additional information, videos and recipes.


What We Do:


Public health dietitians participate in a variety of partnership and advocacy initiatives to help create environments within our communities where healthy food choices are easy and affordable. We provide consultations and education to community partners such as schools, workplaces, childcare providers, municipalities and other community organizations. We also provide education for people to develop food literacy skills that will empower them to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We do not provide individual nutrition counseling services or complete Special Diet Allowance (SDA) forms.



Infants (6-12 Months)


Parents and caregivers are instrumental in getting children off to a healthy start in life by providing a variety of nutritious foods and by role modeling healthy behaviours.


Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life will provide the only food your baby needs to grow and be healthy. At 6 months of age, your baby will be ready to start solid foods. Breastmilk will continue to be the most important food while baby learns to eat and can be continued until your child is two years and beyond. Start solid foods that are nutritious, especially foods that are high in iron.



For more information:

Feeding Your Baby From Six Months to One Year - Best Start provides detailed information on what to feed your baby, sample menu plans, how to make your own baby food, food safety etc.


If you have any questions about feeding your baby call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 to speak to a Registered Dietitian for free or visit the Unlock Food Website or the Parent Child Information Line at 705-541-7101 or 1-888-537-5741 for more information.

Toddler/ Preschooler
Older Adults


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: June 12, 2019