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Preventing Diabetes in Worcester County

The Worcester County Health Department was awarded a grant from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield to launch a robust diabetes prevention program for our community.  The Health Department is bringing organizations from around the County to offer programs relating to nutrition and wellness, cooking demonstrations, and walking groups.  Programs will be offered at the branch libraries and other partner locations.

"Eat Healthy, Eat Local, and Live Well"  Resource Guide - This guide will help readers locate and access fresh, nutritious, high-quality foods in Worcester County.

Diabetes Prevention - Worcester County Health Department

Diabetes Education - Worcester County Health Department

Diabetes Risk Test - American Diabetes Association

Just Walk Worcester - Just Walk Worcester is a program offered by the Worcester County (MD) Health Department to encourage residents and visitors to explore the tremendous opportunities to walk, stroll and hike across the county. It is one of a number of Prevention Programs that promote healthy practices to support a happy and healthy lifestyle.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pocomoke Seed Library - Now available - click HERE for more information.

What's Cooking in Worcester? - New Episodes Monthly

Worcester County Health Department Nutritionist Kelly Williams presents a new dish usually the first Friday of each Month.  Youtube channel can be accessed HERE.

Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Prevention Classes - For more information or to register, call 410-632-1100 Ext. 1108. Pre-Registration is required. Sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department.

Herbal Gifts - Certified Therapeutic Herbalist Michaela Eggers will discuss the therapeutic properties of holiday herbs while learning how to blend them into gifts. Attendees will receive a Ginger Cookie Lip Balm and will custom blend a Mulling Spice packet.

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Ocean Pines Library
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022,  2:00pm - 3:00pm, Pocomoke Library
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Ocean City Library

Healthy Holidays Cuisine - Demonstration - Who doesn't like to eat a little extra around the holidays? You'll learn how to prepare healthy dishes that won't be loaded with calories and carbs. Recipes will be available and there'll be a sample tasting.

  • Monday, December 5 from 5:30 - 7 pm, Snow Hill Library

Healthy Eating on a Budget - Leah McVicker from Achieve Fitness LLC teaches us how to eat well while saving money.  She will offer grocery store shopping tips and other insights.

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00pm, Berlin Branch

NEW! Meal in a Jar - Please join us for this FREE and festive workshop. You will take home a healthy "meal in a jar". This event is open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  Please pre-register by 12/19 by calling 410-632-1100, ext. 1113

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022, - 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Snow Hill Library