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Worcester Health offering Worcester Wellness Weigh summer classes

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department is kicking off the warmer months by offering new online classes through a program titled, 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 love the program, especially the Polar Beat monitor and app.” “As of today, I have logged over 100 miles of walking and burned over 18,000 calories!” “My total weight loss so far is about 6 lbs. I am very pleased mainly because I feel good!” “Thank you to the team at Worcester County Health Dept.”

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. Group orientation sessions will be scheduled upon registration. Those interested in participating in the Worcester Wellness Weigh program must register by May 20, 2022. The online program is scheduled to begin on June 13, 2022. Pre-registration is required to participate.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Kelly Williams at 410-632-1100 Ext. 1113.

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.