Dine, Learn & Move
The health and safety of our residents are our highest priorities. With ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations from state health authorities to limit gatherings of people, we have made the decision to postpone our upcoming in-person classes. As soon as we are able to reschedule our educational programming, we will be in contact with updated information.
The Dine, Learn & Move program is a FREE 11-month program presented by a partnership between M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County, Prince George’s County Health Department and Suburban Hospital. The program aims to promote healthy eating, active living and reinforce health behaviors in order to reduce the prevalence of various chronic diseases amongst county residents.
Dine, Learn & Move sessions are two hours long. During the first segment, participants are encouraged to get up and move through an instructor lead exercise routine. Next, participants relax and learn about healthy eating from a Registered Dietician. Lastly, the program wraps up with a step by step healthy cooking demonstration that includes a free sample and take home recipe. Learn simple, everyday tips for healthy meal choices with Dine, Learn & Move at Suitland Community Center.
The Dine, Learn & Move program aims to promote healthy lifestyle habits by exposing county residents to physical activity, health, and nutrition education. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease and CVD-related conditions (i.e. obesity) affecting Prince George’s County residents. According to Prince George’s County Health Department, “The prevalence of obesity has been increasing among adults and children in Maryland. Poor eating habits and physical inactivity contribute to overweight and obesity as well as many chronic diseases, including heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and arthritis. Dine, Learn & Move participants have the opportunity to reduce incidence of these chronic ailments as they:
- Learn from step-by-step live healthy cooking demonstrations with a chef
- Sample FREE freshly prepared healthy foods and take home new healthy recipes
- Discuss the latest trends in nutrition with a Registered Dietician
- Exercise with fitness-instructor lead routines
This is a FREE program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Courtesy of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)