Increase in Funding for the Mother-Baby Nutrition Supplement
The provincial government has announced approximately $500,000 in funding for the Mother-Baby Nutrition Supplement.
The allocation was announced in the latest provincial budget.
This funding will provide $100 per month (up from $60 per month), to people who are pregnant and families with low incomes to assist with the extra costs of healthy eating during pregnancy and up to the baby’s first birthday. An additional $100 (up from $90) one-time payment will be provided during the month of the baby’s birth.
Individuals and families are eligible to receive the Mother-Baby Nutrition Supplement if they:
Have a child under the age of one;
Live in Newfoundland and Labrador; and
Have a family net income under $25,467.