The main objective of the OLO [(Œufs-Lait-Orange (eggs-milk-orange)] program is to improve the nutrition, health and well-being of pregnant women with a low income, thereby contributing to the health of their unborn child. The program offers nutrients (eggs, milk, orange juice) and vitamin supplements (vitamins and minerals) and nutritional follow-up starting from the 12th week of pregnancy. Support is provided by a nutritionist, a nurse and other stakeholders as needed.
How to access the services?
To be eligible for the OLO program, a pregnant woman must meet the following criteria:
- Pre-tax family income must be less than Statistics Canada’s low income threshold.
- Have a Quebec health insurance card.
Services are provided following a referral by a health and social services professional or by a doctor, or at the request of a client contacting her CLSC‘s social services.
Where and when are services provided?
Clients are met at their homes or at the CLSC, ideally at least 8 times.