Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department is making plans for the ninth session of our online health and wellness program, Worcester Wellness Weigh (WWW). This 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 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, and stress and time management. Participants will monitor their activity and nutrition using technology and apps. Members of WWW are 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 virtual monthly events including grocery store tours, community garden tours, cooking demonstrations, and virtual park tours. Participants have stated, “I liked the online classes much better than showing up every week.” “Loved the cooking videos—very well done.” “Thanks for everything—if I needed to contact anyone, they were available.”
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, and Pocomoke Corner Sanctuary Community Garden. A virtual orientation for the program will occur at the times listed below. Those interested in participating in the Worcester Wellness Weigh program must register by September 17, 2021.
Pre-registration is required to participate.
- Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5pm-6pm via Google Meet
- Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 5pm-6pm via Google Meet
- Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 3pm-4pm via Google Meet