Patient Resources

Dietary and Nutrition Services

211 Ontario

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211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthen Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians become more engaged with their communities.

The following food resources can be accessed through 211:
Cooking classes and facilities
Programs that provide kitchen facilities that individuals, groups or organizations can use to prepare and serve food. Includes programs that teach people how to prepare nutritious and affordable meals.

Food access for seniors/people with disabilities
Variety of programs that support the capacity of older adults and adults with disabilities to maintain healthy eating habits, including social dining, meal delivery, assistance for grocery shopping and in home meal preparation.

Food banks and referrals
Programs that distribute free groceries or vouchers to eligible individuals and families on low incomes. Typically operate one or two days a week, and serve only those residing within specific geographic boundaries. Includes organizations referring the general public to these programs.

Food delivery
Food banks and grocery stores that deliver food to people who are homebound. Includes programs that deliver boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables on a regular basis to individuals who enroll in the service.

Food for special dietary needs
Programs that provide vitamins and other nutrients.

Free / Low-cost meals
Community programs generally open to all, but focused on individuals who are on low incomes, homeless or unemployed.

Grocery stores, fresh food and producers
Programs where the public can buy fresh food products, including grocery stores and cooperatives, farmers markets and farms.

Grow / Pick your own food
Programs that support members of the public to produce their own fruits and vegetables by giving access to community gardens, providing tools and advice on gardening, or by organizing trips to pick fresh produce directly from local farms.

Infant formula / Baby food
Programs that provide baby food, usually in addition to other baby items and groceries.

Non-profit catering services and eating establishments
Social enterprises providing meals and catering services. Some operate with the mandate of providing training or working experience to groups facing employment barriers.

Other food security initiatives
Organizations that advocate or run programs to increase food security in their local community, including food coalitions, food rescue programs, foundations, and other agencies/services generally involved in poverty and hunger reduction.

School meal programs
Programs that provide free or low-cost meals or snacks to school children.

Canadian Red Cross

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Nutrition and Transportation

The Canadian Red Cross provides services that allow Canadians to remain living in their homes safely and with dignity through innovative programs that provide healthy meals and dining and transportation support.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mobile Foodbank
  • Nutritional Networking
  • Transportation

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

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Programs offered to support: Early years, children and youth, adults, seniors, health, and community development.
Phone: (416) 656-8025
1900 Davenport Rd, Toronto

Flemingdon Community Health Centre

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Flemingdon is a community health centre offering: nursing and physician care, counseling, chiropody (foot care), nutrition counseling, cancer resource centre, community programs, diabetes prevention, and management programs.  See website for catchment area and eligibility for services. 416-429-4991, 10 Gateway Boulevard.

Registered Dietitian offered at Loblaws Locations

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Karley Fallaise, RD,, 647-504-9810; (Fees apply to services) offers Private and group education on healthy eating ranging in service from 1:1 consultations, shop with a dietitian, meal planning assistance, and telephone check-ins. Packages can be customized from $99/hr or choose a preset package such as Healthy Weight $349 (assessment, shop with dietitian, and 6 x 15 minute follow up sessions). There are some ‘no charge’ group sessions, but you will need to check with each site for dates/times/availability.

St. James Town Service Provider’s Network

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Register for Services
Main Webpage

Multiple non-profit, social, and health-related organizations working together to provide a centralized access point for services that support persons in the St. James Town Neighbourhood. Main service hub located at ‘The Corner’, 200 Wellesley St, East, 416-964-6657, enabling access to primary health, diabetic clinic, counseling, housing support, employment support, senior support, language training, after school & kids programs, computer use, fax/photocopies/scan, volunteering.

Telehealth Ontario – Dietitian

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Registered Dietitians can offer advice on food choices to enhance lives and improve health, offering expertise in diet in relation to health conditions like diabetes, gout, or weight loss. A dietitian is available Monday – Friday, from 9:00-5:00 pm.

Unlock Food

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Offers meal planning tools, video learning, menus, and nutrition information resources.  A dietitian is available Mon-Fri, from 9:00-5:00 pm. A patient can call in anytime, as many times as they wish to speak directly with a Registered Dietitian and receive customized, individual teaching about nutrition as it relates to disease management and healthy eating. BMI calculator available online within link. No referral required, patient may call direct, OHIP not required 1-866-797-0000