Dine & Learn

The Dine & Learn program is a free 11 month program presented by a partnership between M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County, Prince George’s County Health Department and Suburban Hospital. The program aims to promote healthy eating, active living and reinforce these healthy practices to reduce the prevalence of various chronic diseases amongst county residents.

Program Overview

Dine & Learn sessions are two hours long. During the first segment participants are encouraged to get up and move through an instructor lead 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 a take home recipe. Learn simple, everyday tips for healthy meal choices with Dine and Learn at Suitland Community Center. Find Dine and Learn classes.


The Dine & Learn 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, such as obesity, among 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 and physical inactivity contribute to overweight and obesity as well as many chronic diseases, including heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and arthritis.  Healthy eating includes the consumption of appropriate portion sizes, fruits and vegetables, good fats, and reducing the intake of salty foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.” Thus, Dine & Learn participants have the opportunity to reduce incidence of these chronic ailments as they:

  • Learn from step-by-step live healthy cooking demonstrations with a Registered Dietician
  • Sample FREE freshly prepared healthy foods and take home new healthy recipes
  • Discuss the latest trends in nutrition with a Registered Dietician
  • Get up and move through instructor lead exercise routines

Class Information

Wednesday, March 28, 6-8 pm

Eat Well, Live Well
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with us by exploring how to make healthier food choices.  In this session you will learn about portion control, reading food labels, and more.

Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 pm
Snack Smarter
Everyone loves snacking, come learn about making healthier snack choices.  We will also discuss what to eat before and after workouts to leave you feeling energized and ready to live a healthier life.
Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 pm
Healthy Cooking, Without the Pressure
In honor of National High Blood Pressure Awareness day, join us to learn about ways to prevent and manage high blood pressure. We will explore ways to avoid excessive sodium intake by choosing healthier options and exercise.  


This is a FREE program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Additional Information

For more information, please call 301-446-6817, TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com.

Disability Policy

We encourage and support 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.