Prince George's County Health Department supports public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases and promotes healthier lifestyles, by improving health education, outreach and access to quality health care systems in Prince George’s County. PGCHD works in partnership with the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital, to provide self-care information in conjunction with chronic disease prevention/management services to targeted communities while enhancing efforts of Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) to implement organizational practice change in certain facilities around the promotion of healthy eating and active living. The goal of the Dine and Learn Program is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease and CVD-related conditions, such as obesity, among Prince George’s County residents.
?Dine and Learn is a free health education program for residents of Suitland, and surrounding areas of Prince George’s County. Please see below for upcoming classes at the Suitland Community Center at 5600 Regency Lane from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
May 25 - Rockin’ the Spice Rack
Reduce your risk of Stroke using flavorful spices and fresh herbs.
June 22 - Farm to Table Fresh: Eating from the Ground up
Learn about selection and preparation of nature’s finest ingredients.
July 27 - Grill & Chill: Food Safety
?Strategies for a heart-healthy summer cooking and the importance of staying well hydrated will be discussed.
August 24 - What’s in Your Drink?
?Enjoy fresh and healthy smoothies filled with power-packed antioxidants that won’t add inches to your waistline.
September 28 - Superfood Spotlight: Beans
?Coming in a variety of shapes and colors, beans are a protein-rich, superfood that can be a healthy addition to any meal.?
The purpose of this program is to promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition, physical activity and health education. In partnership, the program consists of four components: a nutrition segment, a physical fitness segment, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, and healthy meal preparation.
For more information about Dine and Learn please call the Health and Wellness Division at 301-883-3545