Bellies to Babies Cooking Program

=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 
  • The Canada Food Guide 
  • 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 Heidi at to find out more. 



Nanaimo Community Kitchens is currently accepting applications for this program. This is a cooking and skill building program that is offered to those who are looking to improve their cooking skills and eat more nutritious foods. Each week a healthy cooking kit will be brought to the participant's doorsteps with a recipe card and all the ingredients to make dinner that evening. There is a cooking video that goes with the recipe. The participant will have an opportunity to connect with the program facilitator throughout the program. 

Here's what our participants have said about the program:
"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."