Nutrition Services

Oki! Siksika Nutrition Services assists with healthy food choices for Nation members in a respectful and dignified manner, through collaborative and information-based means and programs. Our team’s mission is to empower individuals in their food choices so that they have the capability to live their happiest and healthiest lifestyle.

To contact Siksika Food & Nutrition Services, please call 403-734-5630. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, 7 days a week.

The Intake & Food basket pickup happens everyday between 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Clinical Nutrition Services

Eating well helps to reduce the risk of physical health problems like heart disease and diabetes. In partnership with Siksika Community Health, individual and group sessions are available to Siksika Nation members needing education and information on managing chronic disease through nutrition.

These sessions are centered on practical food and nutrition choices. We focus on the reconnection with physical, emotional, spiritual and mental relationship with food for our clients. Services also specialize in chronic disease prevention and general health promotion.

Diabetes Program

Siksika Health’s Diabetes Initiative aims to reduce and prevent diabetes and its complications through education and awareness, to enhance the health and wellbeing of Siksika Nation members. Programming and services include diabetes follow-up, Retinopathy screening, kidney health promotion, and access to a Dietitian.

The Diabetes Program is run by Certified Diabetes Educators who offer educational Classes and weekly support groups regarding diabetes awareness and education. Topics include diabetes basics; diabetes and food choices; diabetic neuropathy; diabetes and exercise; diabetic nephropathy; glycemic index; goal setting; heart health; diabetes and nutrition; and grocery store tour.

Ask your family doctor about Siksika Health’s Diabetes Program. Appointments with a Registered Dietician are available with a referral from a medical doctor or nurse practitioner. Call 403-734-5630.

Promoting Sustainable Food Production & Health Eating

In the spring of 2021, Siksika Nutrition Services partnered with the Buffalo Berry Farm to host the Backyard Niitawaakiiks Program. Siksika Nation members participated in educational workshops and five families were supplied materials for building chicken coups and caring for chickens. This program allowed participants to harvest both eggs and meat-birds to create their own sustainable food system. 

By building connections between the community and family, we strengthened both local and traditional food systems while also acting as a land-based therapy.

Pre & Postnatal Nutrition

Siksika Nutrition Services promotes nutrition awareness, education, and engaging activities for individuals and groups during the prenatal, postnatal, breastfeeding and lactation phases.

Healthy Eating in Schools

We collaborate with local schools to advance nutrition awareness and education, develop and refine menu offerings, food budgeting and implementing nutrition programs.