Chronic Disease Prevention

August is heating up! The warm weather will bring us out into the sun for family gatherings, farmer's markets, trips to the beach, pool parties, and bicycle rides and hiking on the many trails in Howard County.  Each of these activities requires some type of preparation to help you stay safe throughout the day. Check out these CDC tips to help prevent chronic disease and have a healthy summer. 

Register for an upcoming FREE webinar that promotes healthy movement, mindful meditation, healthy eating, and more.


Giant Food webinars presented by Melanie, a Registered Dietitian and hosted by HCLS

  • Feeding Your Toddler to Tween - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Knowing what and how much to feed your kids can sometimes be challenging. Join us to learn some tips and tricks to make mealtimes fun and just a little bit easier. We'll even cover ways to get kids more involved in the kitchen and interested in trying something new! Register here.

  • Pregnancy and Lactation FAQs - Wednesday, August 18 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm

If you're pregnant or a new breastfeeding mom, this is your chance to get answers on the big questions about pregnancy and breastfeeding. We'll also cover the foods and medications every new parent should know about for a healthy baby. Register here.


  • Family Meal Times - Monday, August 23, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Magic happens when families gather around the table and engage in mealtime conversation! Join us to learn more about making every meal count - from building a healthy plate to getting the whole family involved with our version of The Cooking Channel's show "Chopped." Register here.

  • View a list of other FREE live nutrition webinars hosted by Giant Food under the "Wellness" section on their website here.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

Check out the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management programs offered in August, including Living Well with Chronic Disease, Diabetes Support Group, and Cancer Self-Management.

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence Virtual Offerings Guide

Explore a variety of opportunities in August to keep you moving, learning, and socializing at home or in person.

Find Programs Near You!

Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence 

Maryland Diabetes Action Plan