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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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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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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Nutrition Counselling - Alberta Healthy Living (AHS)

The program provides free individual counseling and group education classes to individuals and their families diagnosed with chronic conditions and/or at risk of developing a chronic disease.The Alberta Healthy Living Program team works in the areas of:asthma, diabetes, dyslipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic heart failure, heart disease, hypertension and therapeutic exercise. Lifestyle based programs: Healthy Eating and General Nutrition, Physical Activity, Self Management.

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