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.

Hazy Hollow Acres

Market garden that grows strawberries, raspberries, and vegetables. Also available: Pasture-raised Chicken for Eggs and Meat, and Duck Eggs. Naturally raised with  no hormones or pesticides used.

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Indoor/Outdoor
Location located north of Picture Butte on Range Road 21-5

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Phone: 403.308.0010


Healthy Eating Starts Here - Alberta Health

Healthy Eating Starts Here: Steps to a Healthier You helps Albertans understand what it means to eat healthy and how to make personal changes in their eating habits where they live, work, learn or play.

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Interfaith Food Bank

Provides monthly food hampers, daily food supplements, and clothing vouchers to those in need.

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Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Location 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge

Interfaith Learning Garden

By taking advantage of some unused outdoor space at our new facility, Interfaith Food Bank was able to add a new Learning Garden in the spring of 2013 that is used in conjunction with our cooking classes to teach participants about growing their own food, and to grow produce to be used in our cooking classes.

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Indoor/Outdoor
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Location 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge

Kinsmen Open Community garden

The Kinsmen Open Community Garden is intended to enhance interconnectedness between residents of all age ranges, through skill building workshops and cooperative participation from planting to harvest. The produce from our garden will be shared amongst participants, in conjunction with other gardening initiatives in Lethbridge through collective food-share and harvest celebrations. 

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Cost Open for community participation
Indoor/Outdoor
Location In Kinsmen Park behind the Lethbridge Fish and Game Hut (9 Ave & 10 St, S)

Contact: Charlie Christensen

Phone: 403-929-2909

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Legacy Ridge 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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Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility paved pathways and wheelchair accessible garden beds.
Location behind St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School (235 Mildred Dobbs Blvd N)

Contact: Stephanie Olsen

Phone: 403-320-3167

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Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society

Please check website for upcoming meetings and events - everyone welcome!

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Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility
Location Lethbridge Public Library 810-5th ave. S. Lethbridge, lower level Theatre Gallery.

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Contact: Penny Dodd

Phone: 403-380-3809

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Lethbridge Community Garden/ Grow It! Community Garden

Garden plots available to rent on the northside, industrial area.

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Cost $17.50-$70/plot
Indoor/Outdoor
Location 2405 – 41 St N, Lethbridge

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Contact: Eunice David

Phone: 403-328-2761

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Lethbridge Exhibition Park - Farmers’ Market

Held each season at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds, this Farmer’s Market is South Alberta’s largest. Over 2000 people a day visit the market to find fresh produce from the area’s growers. Baked goods, organic options, exotic meats and preserves are just some of what to expect.

Season May - Oct
Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Location Exhibition Grounds, 3401 Parkside Drive S

Lethbridge Food Bank

Local Non-Profit Lethbridge Organization, providing residents in need with a variety of food donations.

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Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Location 1016 – 2nd Ave S, Lethbridge