TBDHU Blog: Public Health for Thunder Bay District

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

Recent Posts

Choosing between different foods
by Vincent Ng
  • Healthy Eating

Often, people ask me “Is __ a bad food?” I appreciate this because it shows they are being thoughtful about what they eat. As much as I appreciate the question, though, I actually don’t think it’s…

Commuter Challenge
by Rachael Shaffer
  • Physical Activity
  • Workplace Health

Have you heard of the Commuter Challenge? No? Let me explain.

This is a nation-wide event taking place during…

Mom Riding with Kids to School
by April Hadley
  • Schools & Daycares
  • Physical Activity

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
  • Healthy Eating

As you may have already heard: March is Nutrition Month! This is the time of year registered dietitians come together all across Canada to celebrate and promote healthy eating as a way to…

Bob the Hockey Player
  • 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…

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