Dine, Learn and Move

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To protect the health and wellbeing of the residents of Prince George’s County and with recommendations from state health authorities to limit gatherings of people, we have made the decision to transition from in-person programming to offering sessions online.

The Dine, Learn & Move program is a FREE 11-month program presented by a partnership between MNCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County, Prince George’s County Health Department, Suburban Hospital, and University of Maryland Capital Region Health. 

The program aims to promote healthy eating, active living and reinforce healthy behaviors in order to reduce the prevalence of various chronic diseases amongst county residents.

Dine Learn and Move

Program Overview

Dine, Learn & Move meets once per month for two hours. During the first segment, participants are encouraged to get up and move through an instructor-led exercise routine. Next, participants relax and learn about healthy eating from a Registered Dietician. Lastly, the program wraps up with a step-by-step healthy cooking demonstration that includes a free sample and take-home recipe. Learn simple, everyday tips for healthy meal choices with Dine, Learn & Move.


The Dine, Learn & Move program aims to promote healthy lifestyle habits by exposing county residents to physical activity, health, and nutrition education. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease and CVD-related conditions (i.e. obesity) affecting Prince George’s County residents. According to Prince George’s County Health Department, “The prevalence of obesity has been increasing among adults and children in Maryland.” Poor eating habits and physical inactivity contribute to overweight and obesity as well as many chronic diseases, including heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and arthritis. Dine, Learn & Move participants have the opportunity to reduce the incidence of these chronic ailments as they:

  • Learn from step-by-step live healthy cooking demonstrations with a chef 
  • Sample FREE freshly prepared foods freshly prepared healthy foods and take home new healthy recipes
  • Discuss the latest trends in nutrition with a Registered Dietitian
  • Exercise with instructor-led fitness routines

Virtual Dine, Learn & Move

Join us each month for 90 minutes of virtual fun where participants will be able to get active, learn simple everyday tips for making healthy choices, and engage with a chef while watching a cooking demonstration.

Alzheimer’s Alerts: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Wednesday, June 28, 6-7:30 pm

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that affects a person's ability to function independently. To celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month, we will welcome a guest from the Alzheimer’s Association to bring awareness of signs of Alzheimer’s. We will also fight the disease by moving our body and participating in a live cooking demonstration that features the Mediterranean diet – another tool to fight Alzheimer’s. Registration required. All ages welcome. FREE

To Register, visit Parks Direct!

Check out the latest virtual session recording to get active, learn simple everyday tips for making healthy choices, and watch a healthy cooking demonstration.

Additional Information

For more information, please call 301-446-6817; Maryland Relay 7-1-1 for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability or email wellness@pgparks.com.

ADA Accommodations

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. Maryland Relay 7-1-1 for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability.

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