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Mmmm Muffin Tin Omelettes for November
November brings a recipe from Sarah Sandham, PEFHT's Registered Dietitian. Mmmmm Muffin Tin Omelettes ... Full Story
Tuesday, November 24
PEC Fresh a Good Food Market open today
Weekly PEC Fresh a Good Food Market open today from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Affordable fresh fruits and vegetables for all!! ... Full Story
Wednesday, November 18
Diabetes: Free on-line workshop
FREE workshop available on-line: Living Well with Diabetes Thursdays, October 29 to December 3, 6:00-8:30pm ... Full Story
Thursday, October 29

Health Promotion

The role of the Health Promoter is tailored and continuously adapting to our patients’ needs.  To promote health we will extend our reach into the community.  Overall aim to empower those in Prince Edward County to increase their control over, and improve their own health

The Health Promoter at the Prince Edward Family Health Team is working to:

  • Increase awareness of the programs/services offered by the Family Health Team
  • Support other organizations in the community in developing, delivering and improving various activities related to health.
  • Disseminate reliable health-related information to as many residents of Prince Edward County as possible, through community presentations, radio interviews, public speaking, among others.
  • Highlight awareness day, week, or month' themes for a variety of topics through the process of conducting and being involved with a variety of health promotion activities (example – November is diabetes awareness month, March is nutrition month).
  • Continuously increase knowledge and awareness of health-related community initiatives, groups and organizations being developed or improved.
  • Assist in motivating and empowering residents of Prince Edward County to develop and maintain a healthier lifestyle through leading various physical activity programs, setting a positive example, and acting as a role model.


Our Goal

To empower the residents of Prince Edward County increase their control over, and improve their own health through a wide variety of social and environmental interventions.


Links of Interest

Sign Up for a local Grocery Store Tour with a Registered Dietitian

For more information about free cooking classes in Prince Edward County or the Food Access Guide, please click the following link: Healthy Eating

"The Nutritious Food Basket measures the cost of healthy eating in a month for various family sizes in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Registered Dietitians from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health complete food costing at different grocery stores throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties and compare a family's food budget to other basic living expenses. This infographic increases our awareness that poverty, not the cost of food, is the root cause of food insecurity. It is very difficult for families and individuals living on minimum wage or social assistance to afford nutritious food after paying for basic living expenses."

Evening Walking Program: October to March at PECI in Picton

Advance Care Planning: New sessions TBA

Living  Well with Chronic Pain Workshop: New sessions TBA

Smoking Cessation

 

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Harbourview Clinic
1-35 Bridge Street,
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0

Contact Information

Matt Del Grosso
Health Promoter
613-476-0400