Services to the Community
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM COST FOR HEALTHY EATING?EATING
Since 1922, the Dispensary has established a list of essential food items that meet, at minimum cost, the nutritional needs of every individual: this is called the Nutritious Food Basket. Its contents are regularly revised to meet new dietary recommendations and to take into account changes in eating habits. The cost of the Nutritious Food Basket is updated three times a year.
The following tools help to provide the information needed to evaluate the financial situation of the Dispensary’s clientele. They are also useful for professionals that work in public health.
NURTURING LIFENURTURING LIFE
Nurturing life is distinguished by its content and resources, from pregnancy to infancy, along with the Dispensary's practical experience.
The Public Health Agency of Canada contributed financially to this initiative to make it available to Quebec community workers in the perinatal field.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL COORDINATIONCOORDINATION
The Dispensary participates in different coordination bodies, work and consultation groups.