TBDHU Blog: Public Health for Thunder Bay

Welcome to the Health Unit's own blog - written by public health experts with a Thunder Bay lens. We look forward to engaging with you on here! 

Recent Posts

Mom Riding with Kids to School
March 27, 2018 by April Hadley
  • Physical Activity
  • Schools & Daycares

As a child, I don’t remember ever taking the bus, not even in kindergarten. I grew up in a small town and lived exactly 1.1 km from my town’s all-in-one elementary and high school. I recently…

Unlock the Potential of Food Title Page
February 26, 2018 by Megan Bellinger
  • Healthy Eating

As you may have already heard: March is Nutrition Month! This is the time of year registered dietitians come together all across…

Bob the Hockey Player
February 12, 2018 by Rick Thompson
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health

When we think 'harm reduction' we think illicit drugs. How can we not? Every news story, blog post, podcast or pamphlet that mentions harm reduction links it to illicit drugs. But what if I told…

Small Changes Toady, Healthier You Tomorrow graphic
January 31, 2018 by Adena Miller
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Workplace Health

At this time of year, we often promise ourselves that we’ll make healthy lifestyle changes. Sometimes, change can be hard! A common reason for not making these changes stick is because it’s just…

Boy being walked to school
January 18, 2018 by Laura Dennis
  • Immunizations

If you have a young one starting school in 2018 you may be thinking, “How did my baby grow up so fast? Feels like yesterday I was just changing diapers, waking up 5 times a night, making baby food…

Last Updated: 03/10/2017