Health & Nutrition Resources

Healthy eating is essential for health and well-being. Healthy eating builds a healthy body and is important for maintaining a healthy body weight. Healthy eating means eating a variety of nutritious foods. Along with being active, people who eat nutritious foods are more likely to lead longer, healthier lives.

In Lethbridge and surrounding communities, we are fortunate to have many resources to support healthy eating, including many local farms that grow nutritious foods. We also have many programs and services to support healthy eating for individuals, parents, families, child cares, schools and workplaces. Free healthy eating resources, guidance on healthy eating and nutrition advice are also available.

Alberta Healthy Living (AHS)

The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program.

The program includes the following services:

  • Patient education, including disease-specific and general health and lifestyle topics 
  • Self-management support through Better Choices, Better Health™ workshops, tools and messaging 
  • Supervised exercises (facility- or home-based)

Services may also include specialty services and services targeting diverse and vulnerable populations.  Group sessions are available on various topics including heart health, weight management, label reading and healthy cooking.

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Indoor/Outdoor
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Location Centre Mall, 424 5th Street S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B7

Better Beginnings

Prenatal Nutrition Program providing Non-Judgemental Support and Information on Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Pregnant and Parenting Women.. SERVICES PROVIDED: - Support in decision making and information about a healthy pregnancy -Coupons for milk, eggs, Slow Cooker Class, Cooking Club Class and exercise incentives - Free vitamin and mineral supplements, library card, items for baby, nutrition advice from a dietitian - Information about agencies that offer support -Breastfeeding Information -Collective food preparation and/or purchasing -Pre/postnatal information/support - available to all South zone rural offices.

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Location 801 - 1st Ave SouthLethbridge, AlbertaT1J 4L5

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Contact: Vera Thiessen

Phone: 403-388-6661

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Broxburn Vegetables and Cafe

Greenhouse garden grows fresh produce which is sold in the onsight store and restaurant. Field U-pick crops are strawberries and raspberries.

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Location 5 kilometers (3 miles) east of Lethbridge and 1 kilometer (3/4 mile) south of Highway #3 on the Broxburn Road

Campus Roots

Garden plots available to rent at the U of L Campus. Open to staff and students at the U of L as well as Lethbridge residents.

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Cost $45
Indoor/Outdoor
Location U of L, Parkway Road W, Lethbridge, AB

Chychota Family Farm

Fresh vegetables U pick saskatoons raspberries strawberries Farm fresh eggs

Season Eggs available year round both white and brown
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Location 163036 TWP RD 110Box 4584 Taber Alberta

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Contact: Norman Chychota

Phone: 403-223-4389

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Copperwood Circle Community Garden

An accessible community garden located in the Copperwood neighbourhood (near the Coalbanks Elementary School) which is open to Lethbridge residents on an annual basis through registration. Plot sizes vary, including wheelchair accessible garden beds. The space has a shed and water accessible to gardeners, as well as edible shrubs and trees. The space also has features that allow for community gathering, including a sheltered seating area, a notice board and an area for community events.

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Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility paved walkways and wheelchair accessible garden beds.
Location West of Coalbanks Elementary School (249 Coalbanks Blvd W)

Contact: Tanya Van Oene

Phone: 403-320-3167

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Country Lane Naturals

Provide pasture raised, antibiotic free, hormone implant free beef and lamb. Free range chickens and turkeys are fed certified organic grains. Laying hens are free range, antibiotic free and receive certified organic grains free choice.

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Indoor/Outdoor
Location 15 minute drive northwest of Lethbridge

CR Fruit Farm

U-Pick Fruit includes Raspberries, Saskatoon Berries, Chokecherries, Evans Cherries, Sour Cherries, Black Currants, Rhubarb, Buffalo Berries

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Indoor/Outdoor
Location 6 km South of Lethbridge on Highway 5, 2 km East on Secondary Highway 508, Rural Address 211048

Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market offers products that are made, baked, or grown. That means you can find crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, home made baking, art work, hand made clothing, and so much more!

Season June - Sept
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Location Festival Square (just off of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street S.)

FoodFit

FoodFit is a new program designed to bring people together to set goals, learn skills, and make measurable changes in overall health and fitness, with a focus on nutrition and exercise. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants cook, learn about nutrition, and participate in physical activity. FoodFit expands our ability to impact healthy changes, and is designed to break down social barriers that pose significant challenges to achieving optimal health and wellness. FoodFit classes will start again in January 2017, to register for the limited spaces please call Thressa at 403 320 8779 or email [email protected] Classes will be held in the evenings and are free to everyone! Priority will be given to community members who self-identify as living in a low-income household.

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Location 1103 3rd Ave N

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Contact: Thressa Bens

Phone: 4033208779

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