Many nutritious foods can be bought and prepared at a low cost. Learn how you can eat well on a budget, and how you can access provincial and federal nutrition benefits programs if you need assistance.
Eating on a Budget
Eating healthy on a limited budget can be a challenge. This resource provides tips to help you find lower-cost healthy choices in the grocery store.
Nutrition Benefits Program
This overview of BC Provincial and Federal Nutrition Benefits Programs provides information on accessing diet supplements, short term nutritional supplements, monthly nutritional supplements, pre-natal supplements and infant formula for B.C. recipients on income assistance or disability assistance.
This website contains information on how to organize and lead a community kitchen, as well as how to get involved in one.
Ministry of Health
These Ministry of Health resources provide information on the basics of planning, shopping and preparing meals, provide tips on buying and storing food, as well as nutritious recipes for economical meals.
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation – Diet Supplement
The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation provides funding to income assistance clients who require a special diet for a specific medical diagnosis or medical condition. Visit their website for more information.