Community Programs


Healthy Babies Healthy Children – Supporting you and your child.

This program provides home visits by public health nurses and home visitors to expectant mothers and new parents who need more support and can benefit from the program.


North Bay –  705-474-1400  ext 2351

Parry Sound – 705-746-5801

District of Nipissing Parenting Programming and Resources  

Need some support with breastfeeding?  Contact the Breastfeeding Clinic at the Health Unit for some one-one guidance or telephone support.  


Healthy Bodies Clinic – Assists children and youth and their families to manage a healthy body weight, healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits.

Feeding and Swallowing Clinic – Helping infants/children/youth having difficulty eating, poor weight gain and other areas of concern.

Patients of the Blue Sky Family can request referrals to see a Registered Dietitian for more nutrition education and support while taking part in these programs.

Contact One Kids Place at 1-866-626-9100 for more information about getting involved in these two programs.

Are you a Nipissing First Nation Band Member?  Contact Erika, the Community Nutritionist at the Lawrence Commanda Health Centre, for more information on nutrition services available to you: 705-753-3312 ext 2225.

Nutrition Programs include:

  • Nutrition counselling for individuals or families
  • Classes on various topics (such as label reading, prenatal, healthy eating for diabetes)
  • Kids Can Cook with Confidence Level 1 and Level 2
  • Community Kitchens/Cooking Workshops
  • Good Food Box
  • Diner’s Club (held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for ages 55+)


Have Diabetes?  The Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) has label-reading classes and a monthly peer support group.

Open referral, interested individuals are to contact the DEC directly to register for the scheduled sessions.

Contact the DEC at 705-472-6111


The Eating Disorders program offers therapy and support to individuals with eating disorders and their familes.