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One Meal At A Time

One Meal At A Time

Improving Your Health with Free Monthly Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Classes at Suitland Community Center

By Dawn Onley

Suitland Community Center is helping Prince George’s County residents improve their health and reduce their exposure to chronic disease – one meal at a time.

Each month this year, excluding December, the Suitland Community Center is offering healthy cooking and nutrition classes, free of charge. The classes are being held at the center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747 on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m., aside from the November class, which will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Below is a breakdown of the remaining classes.

March is National Nutrition Month. This month’s class, which will be held on March 28, will focus on portion control, reading food labels, and more.

Credit: Radenn Media Group

Credit: Radenn Media Group

On April 25th, the center will help residents snack healthier. They will also discuss the best foods to eat before and after workouts.

The class on May 23rd will explore positive ways to prevent and manage high blood pressure while reducing foods that are heavy in sodium.

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month. On June 27th, come learn how to be budget-wise and shop smarter at your local farmer’s market.

When healthy eating is coupled with healthy exercise, you optimize your health. The class on July 25th will present ways for residents to eat better and move more.

What role does food play in weight loss, lowering risk for some chronic, diet-related diseases, improving energy and boosting memory? Come find out in the August 22nd class.

On Sept. 26th, the class will discuss developing healthy food habits.

There will be an Oct. 24th class on healthy eating on a budget and will provide recipes that won’t break the bank.

The last class of the year, on Nov. 14th, will offer attendees healthy and delicious recipes to get them through the holiday season.

To learn more about the classes and to register, call (301) 856-9643 or go to https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/21051

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