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Public Health
By Jon Zajac

As someone who is passionate about public health, I’m always looking for ways to educate and engage others on this important topic. One fun and interactive way to do this is by using Public Health-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to various aspects of public health, you can create a lively conversation and help your guests learn something new while also breaking the ice.

How to incorporate Public Health themed This or That questions

To incorporate Public Health-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to various aspects of public health, such as nutrition, physical activity, mental health, infectious diseases, and environmental health. You can find inspiration from reading articles, watching documentaries, or consulting with experts in the field.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about public health to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a workshop on healthy eating or stress management, or create a display showcasing different public health campaigns and initiatives.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Public Health-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the field. Here are some ideas:

  • Nutrition: Ask questions related to healthy eating habits, food choices, and dietary patterns (e.g., “Do you prefer fruits or vegetables?” or “What is your go-to healthy snack?”).

  • Physical activity: Ask questions about different types of exercise, physical fitness levels, and barriers to physical activity (e.g., “Do you prefer cardio or strength training?” or “What motivates you to exercise regularly?”).

  • Mental health: Ask questions that explore mental health issues, stigma, and coping strategies (e.g., “Do you prioritize self-care practices?” or “What helps you manage stress and anxiety?”).

  • Infectious diseases: Ask questions about different types of infectious diseases, transmission routes, and prevention measures (e.g., “Do you get vaccinated regularly?” or “What precautions do you take to prevent the spread of germs?”).

  • Environmental health: Ask questions that relate to air quality, water safety, and environmental hazards (e.g., “Do you use reusable bags and bottles?” or “How do you protect yourself from sun exposure?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Public Health-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also raising awareness about important public health issues. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Public Health themed This or That questions

  1. Walk or bike to work?
  2. Vegetables or fruits?
  3. Hand sanitizer or soap and water?
  4. Meditation or therapy?
  5. No smoking or vaping?
  6. Low-fat or full-fat dairy products?
  7. Whole grain or refined grain?
  8. Indoor exercise or outdoor exercise?
  9. Vaccination or no vaccination?
  10. Regular physical exams or only when you’re sick?
  11. Water or sports drink?
  12. Fresh, canned, or frozen vegetables?
  13. Sleeping early or waking up late?
  14. Nuts or seeds?
  15. Stress management or avoiding stress?
  16. Floss or mouthwash?
  17. Walking in the park or walking in the city?
  18. Crosswords or Sudoku?
  19. Hand dryer or paper towel in public restrooms?
  20. Strength training or cardio?
  21. Fitness classes or at-home workout videos?
  22. Washing your hands before or after using the restroom?
  23. Eating organic or non-organic food?
  24. Reusable water bottle or disposable water bottle?
  25. Taking the stairs or the elevator?
  26. Reading a book or watching TV?
  27. Wearing a face mask or not when in a crowded public place?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.