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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 women who 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 County. The 1 ½ - 2 hour group sessions are led by Public Health Nurses and Registered Dietitians.  We have one group that is for pregnant teens called Smart Start for Babies-Teens.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic all Smart Start for Babies Classes are cancelled until further notice. If you require support, please call 519-663-5317 to speak to a Public Health Nurse.



To register and for more information, please call the Health Unit at 519-663-5317 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Topics covered:

  • healthy eating
  • meal preparation
  • healthy lifestyle
  • 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
Pregnant woman


Smart Start for Babies
Date of creation: February 22, 2013
Last modified on: December 18, 2020