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Food aid for pregnant women (OLO program)

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What it is?

If you are pregnant and have a low income, you may be eligible for the OLO program as of the 20th week of your pregnancy. Under the program, the Clinic will provide you with nutritional follow-up, and you will receive essential foods free of charge:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Orange juice
  • Vitamin supplements

Who is elegible for the OLO program?

Pregnant women with low incomes (insufficient income for the size of the family, social assistance, employment insurance, student loans, no income, etc.) and who wish to have nutritional follow-up.

Pregnant teenagers

We also offer prenatal meetings especially for pregnant teenagers. Would you like to meet other pregnant young women the same age as you? Get in touch with the nutritionists at the Clinic. They’ll tell you more.

Goals

The aim of the OLO program is to give your baby the best possible start in life by preventing a low birth weight. Follow-up during pregnancy ensures the good health of mother and baby.

Services offered

The nutritionists provide nutritional follow-up once a month or more often if needed. They can help you make better food choices and will give you personalized advice to meet your nutritional needs while you’re pregnant.

Whenever necessary, our team includes social workers, nurses and home care workers, who can provide their services to you.

Testimonials

“My husband and I just immigrated to Québec, and I just learned that I’m pregnant. We don’t have jobs right now, and I’m afraid the little money we have will mean I won’t be able to eat enough for my baby. I’m going to apply for the OLO program.”

“What a surprise! I already have two beautiful children, but I wasn’t expecting to have a third so soon! I’m a bit worried since I already find it hard to feed my little family properly; the food budget is pretty tight. I’m going to apply for the OLO program.”

“It wasn’t easy to find out I was pregnant at 16, but I decided to face up to the situation. My parents will be able to help me a little, but I don’t have a lot of money and I’m going to have to find a place to live. I want to do what’s best for my baby, so I’m going to apply for the OLO program.”

“My first baby was premature. I was told it was because I didn’t gain enough weight. I just found out I’m pregnant again, and I’d like to eat better to have a healthy baby. I’m going to apply for the OLO program to receive coupons and have a nutritional follow-up.”

Information and appointments

Contact Lina Hu, the nutritionist at the Clinic:  514 937-9251, extension 6212