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Prevention and Education Services

Healthy Lifestyles and Chronic Disease Prevention

 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthy Lifestyles include services such as; Nutrition Counseling, Physical Activity Assessment, Chronic Disease Prevention, Just Walk and Worksite Wellness.



Physical Activity Assessment

Free health screening which includes resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition (body fat%, BMI, waist to hip ratio), diabetes risk, muscular strength, flexibility, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Individual results counseling provided by either a Registered Dietitian or an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Specialist.   

Chronic Disease Prevention

Includes health promotion, patient education, and community programs designed to increase healthy behaviors and reduce diabetes mortality and morbidity. 

Eat Healthy. Eat Local. Live Well.

This guide will help readers locate and access fresh, nutritious, high-quality foods in Worcester County, MD.

Eat Healthy. Eat Local. Live Well. Resource Guide in Spanish


What's Cooking in Worcester?

What’s Cooking in Worcester is a cooking series that features delicious, nutritious takes on some of our favorite recipes including meals, snacks, and desserts.
What’s Cooking in Worcester premieres on Facebook, the last Friday of every month at 5pm and will be posted to Worcester Health’s Facebook and YouTube channel.

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) 

The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to all eligible Worcester County residents.

Eligibility includes the following: Must be a resident of Worcester County; have a diagnosis of Type I or Type 2 Diabetes; or have a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease (non-dialysis) and/or Post Kidney Transplants within the last 36 months. Children with a diagnosis of pediatric obesity may also be eligible. A referral from the primary care provider is required.

This service provides nutrition therapy and counseling by a Maryland Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) for the purpose of disease management. MNT includes an in-depth individualized nutrition assessment utilizing evidence-based nutrition protocols, the American Dietetic Association MNT Evidence-Based Guidelines for practice, and best available data to assure a comprehensive intervention.

The LDN and client discuss and determine optimal health goals, a workable care plan and appropriate interventions to develop and implement behavior and lifestyle changes related to the nutrition problem and medical condition/disease.
The WCHD referral form should be completed and sent to the Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Contact with the client will be made by the LDN to set up an appointment at a WCHD site. The client must bring their ID, insurance card, and referral form with diagnostic codes from their primary care provider.

The initial MNT Session is 3 hours per calendar year in the first year. Follow-up MNT is 2 hours per calendar year.  

Just Walk

Just walk is a free, self-directed, self-reported physical activity program that rewards participants for being active. Visit justwalkworcester.org for more information. 

These services are provided by the Prevention Program.