Bellies to Babies and Beyond

=Bellies to Babies and Beyond is a program for those who are pregnant, first-time parents, and young families who are economically challenged.

During the 8-week  program participants will learn about:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Smart grocery shopping 
  • How to read food labels 
  • Accessing helpful resources online 
  • Safety with knives 
  • Food safety practices
  • Community supports

At the end of the program, participants will have a kitchen handbook with recipes and nutrition information. There is limited space and participants must register for the program. Please email Maggy Macdonald  at for a registration form.  



Nanaimo Community Kitchens is currently accepting applications for this program. Alice Wyche, who is a Registered Dietitian is our program facilitator. Due to social distancing guidelines, we will be offering this program virtually. Each Monday, a healthy meal kit will be brought to the participant's door with a recipe card and all the ingredients to make dinner that evening. Those registered will have the option to connect with Alice over zoom or Instagram live as they make the meal.  If you are interested please print off the attached form and follow the instructions provided.  

Participants say:
"Cooking is not so scary."
“I got my love for cooking back." 
"I am more confident when trying new recipes." 
"I started cooking more meals at home and being more creative." 
"I look at labels for fat, salt, and sugar."