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Smart Start for Babies

Smart Start for Babies is a free weekly prenatal nutrition program. The class is offered to pregnant individuals who want group prenatal education and have a difficult time accessing healthy food. Partners, or a support person, are also encouraged to attend.

Smart Start for Babies is offered on different days of the week and in different areas of London and Middlesex. The 1 ½ - 2-hour group sessions are led by Public Health Nurses and Registered Dietitians. We have many different groups including a group for young adults, as well as a group for Arabic speaking newcomers.



To register and for more information, please fill out the online form:

Register Online


  • Call the Health Unit: 519-663-5317 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Email:


If you are a health care provider or community partner referring someone to the program, please complete the Community Partner Referral Form:

Community Partner Referral Form (Online)

If you are unable to use the Checkmarket link, please call the Health Unit: 519-663-5317 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Topics covered:

  • healthy eating
  • meal preparation
  • food safety
  • healthy lifestyles
  • making healthy choices
  • pregnancy changes
  • fetal development
  • healthy relationships
  • labour and birth
  • postpartum and newborn care
  • breastfeeding
  • community supports and resources

Each session offers

  • group healthy snack – participants help with food preparation and clean up
  • health teaching
  • group skill building activities
  • grocery store vouchers
  • bus tickets for city of London participants
  • free prenatal vitamins and free vitamin D for breastfed babies
Date of creation: February 22, 2013
Last modified on: March 15, 2023
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Smart Start for Babies

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