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Healthy Living

​The Northwestern Health Unit provides information and services to help residents of Northwestern Ontario live healthy, active lifestyles that reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Learn more about getting active at school, work and in the community - as well as tips to get started.
Food and healthy eating
Learn about the benefits of healthy eating, how to follow Canada's food guide - and tips to make healthy eating fun and easy.
Live tobacco free
Find information about how to quit smoking and how to help others quit.
Stay sun safe
Learn about the risks for skin cancer and how to protect yourself and your family. 
Limit alcohol use
Follow Canada's low-risk drinking guidelines 

Do one thing
Check out the health unit campaign for lots of ways to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in your community.

Public Health Question
  • Q:
    How do family meals impact my child’s health?
    ​Family meals are linked to choosing better foods and healthier weights. Children who eat dinner with their family are more likely to try new foods, eat more fruit and vegetables and become more aware of their hunger cues. It is important to avoid...