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Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

Celebrating 20 years of giving kids a healthy start.

The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a community-based program that provides support to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life circumstances.

The goals of CPNP are to improve maternal-infant health, increase the rates of healthy birth weights, and to promote and support breastfeeding. The program also aims to promote the creation of partnerships within communities and strengthen community capacity to increase support for vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers.

The Public Health Agency of Canada currently funds 276 CPNP projects serving over 51,000 pregnant women and parents/caregivers in over 2,000 communities across Canada each year. In addition, a separate stream of the program administered through Health Canada External link serves Inuit and First Nations women living on-reserve.