Worcester Health announces Worcester Wellness Weigh

The following is a release from the Worcester County Health Department:

A new online program that will focus on building healthy habits

The Worcester County Health Department will launch a new online health and wellness project, Worcester Wellness Weigh (WWW), this September. The program is supported by a grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. WWW is a free, technology-based, healthy lifestyle and weight loss program designed specifically for families who are ready to work together to lose weight, eat healthier, increase physical activity, and improve their overall health. “The Commission is thrilled to support the Worcester Wellness Weigh Program,” commented Mark Luckner, Executive Director, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. “This program will give families tools and information to make healthy lifestyle choices.” Worcester Wellness Weigh is open to overweight and obese adults and youth in Worcester County.

This free 12-week program includes easy-to-use online learning education lessons on healthy eating, cooking, meal planning, grocery shopping, food preservation, food budgeting, physical activity, stress and time management. Participants will monitor their activity and nutrition through the use of technology and apps. Members of WWW will be assigned a personal Physical Activity and Nutrition Coach who will monitor and review weekly goals, successes, and challenges. Individuals will also have the opportunity to participate in group walking programs and fun-filled monthly events.

Worcester Wellness Weigh is offered by Worcester Health in partnership with Chesapeake Health Care, Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Maryland Extension, Wor-Wic Community College, Atlantic Club Garden of Hope, Atlantic General Hospital Community Garden, Pocomoke Corner Sanctuary Community Garden, andSnow Hill Elementary School Community Garden. Orientation for the program will occur at the times listed below. Registration begins September 4, 2019, and ends on September 12, 2019, for those that wish to participate in the program.

● Snow Hill Health Center

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5pm-7pm at the Worcester County Health Department located at 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, MD.

● Berlin Health Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5pm-7pm at the Worcester County Health Department located at 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD.

● Pocomoke Health Center

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Worcester County Health Department located at 400 A Walnut Street, Pocomoke, MD.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-1100 or visit worcesterhealth.org.

The program is supported by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. The views presented here are those of the grantee organization and not necessarily those of the Commission, its Commissioners, or its staff.

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