Discover what is just outside the door or around the corner while walking your way to wellness!
The “More To Explore” Passport Program encourages all community members to get outside and explore the amazing parks, historic sites and farmer’s markets that St. Mary’s County has to offer!
The program runs from June 21 – August 14, 2015.
How it works:
Use the passport as your guide to get out and explore beautiful St. Mary’s County! When you visit a site listed in the passport, complete the marker rubbing in your booklet.
Once you have visited 10 or more sites (22 total) you can bring your passport to the library to receive a prize and be entered into additional prize drawings.
Don’t Forget to Share Your Adventure on Facebook
About this initiative:
This initiative is a collaborative effort of the Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) action team of the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership. The HEAL action team brings together community organizations and community members to coordinate local action around healthy eating, active living, and weight management.
Healthy Eating and Active Living are essential in the prevention and control of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. These chronic diseases contribute to the leading causes of death nationally and here in St. Mary’s County. By focusing on healthy eating and maintaining a physically active lifestyle, residents can help prevent these chronic diseases (and many other conditions) as well as the complications associated with them. When communities focus on strategies to support healthy eating and active living for their residents (like More to Explore), they improve population health and minimize the financial burden associated with chronic diseases. The HEAL action team meetings are open to any interested community members or organizations, visit healthystmarys.com to learn more.
We have so many opportunities to get active in our community! The HEAL team hopes that this program guides St. Mary’s County residents to locations that support healthy eating and active living all year round.
So what are you waiting for? Get out and Explore!
At a very young age, children develop the habits and behaviors that will influence their life-long health.
Parents and caregivers play a key role in making healthy choices for children and also in teaching them to make healthy choices for themselves, which helps them grow into healthy adults!
Use the tools below to help guide your kids in making choices that will lead to healthier lives.
Tips for Healthy Eating
Healthy kids need healthy foods!
Myplate: Healthy Eating Resource for Parents and Professionals
Tips for Parents: Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight
Southern Maryland Farmers’ Market Guide
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Get Active in St. Mary’s
Healthy kids need to get up and move!
CDC – How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?
Content Sources: Centers for Disease Control, ChooseMyPlate.gov, St. Mary's County Tourism, HSMP Partners