Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement

It's time for New Year's resolutions.  Here is a suggestion-resolve to eat more vegetables and fruits by making it fun.

1. Create your own smoothie creation by blending fat-free or low-fat yogurt with your favorite fruit and crushed ice.
2. Dip your veggies-Serve raw veggies with yogurt and seasonings such as herbs, garlic or minced onions.
3. Caterpillar kabobs-Assemble chucks of fruit like melon, apple, orange and pear on skewers.  For a raw veggie version, use zucchini, cucumber, squash and tomatoes.
4. Veggie mini-pizzas-Decorate whole-wheat bagels or pita bread with tomato sauce, low-fat cheese and cut-up vegetables.
5. Frosty Fruits-Cut up your rinsed fruit into chunks, put them in a bag and put them in the freezer.  Then when you need a cool snack, you got a healthy one.
6. Create your own trail mix-Use unsalted peanuts, cashews or sunflower seeds mixed with dried apples, pineapple, apricots or raisins.  You can also add whole-grain cereals.

Children can enjoy these healthy snacks, too.  Have a happy, healthy 2016!

Es hora de que las resoluciones de Año Nuevo. Aquí está una sugerencia-determinación a comer más frutas y verduras por lo que es divertido.

1. Cree su propia creación batido mezclando yogur sin grasa o bajo en grasa con su fruta favorita y hielo picado.
2. Sumerja sus verduras-Servir verduras crudas con yogurt y condimentos como hierbas, el ajo o la cebolla picada.
3. Oruga brochetas-Arme los pedazos de frutas como el melón, manzana, naranja y pera en los pinchos. Para obtener una versión de vegetales crudos, utilice el calabacín, pepino, calabaza y tomates.
4. Veggie mini-pizzas-Decora panecillos de trigo integral o pan de pita con salsa de tomate, queso bajo en grasa y vegetales cortados.
5. Frutas-Corta su fruta enjuagada en trozos, los puso en una bolsa y los puso en el congelador. Entonces, cuando usted necesita un aperitivo fresco, tienes una saludable.
6. Crea tu Mezcla de frutos secos-Uso sin sal cacahuetes, anacardos o semillas de girasol mezclado con manzanas secas, piña, albaricoques o pasas. También puede agregar los cereales de grano entero.

Los niños pueden disfrutar de estos bocadillos saludables, también. Tener un feliz 2016!

Our Mission

Together, we are creating communities where residents have equitable access to healthy foods and where active lifestyles are encouraged and supported. Our aim is to reduce preventable chronic diseases and the rate of obesity, which are jeopardizing quality and longevity of life.

Icon Health Policies & Practices in Prince George's County

  • Studies Shows Fruit from City Trees Safe
    (Tuesday, December 15, 2015)
    One of the Port Towns, Edmonston has created an edible forest in a community park and is planning on passing legislation allowing fruit within the public right of way to be picked by community residents.… Read More
  • Prince George's County Passes a Bill That Would Ban Electronic Cigarettes
    (Friday, November 20, 2015)
    Prince George’s County lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all places where smoking is prohibited — except at the forthcoming MGM casino resort.The bill passed in the… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Tips for Diabetics on Enjoying the Holidays
    (Wednesday, December 23, 2015)
    Here are some ways that you can enjoy your holiday and continue to enjoy good health.Read more Read More
  • We Want More Walkable Communities
    (Monday, December 14, 2015)
    The most requested attribute of a new home that current homebuyers request is a walkable community.   The Port Towns (Bladensburg, Cottage City, Colmar Manor and Edmonston) are connected by the Anacostia Trail which allows… Read More

Port Towns
Community Health Partnership

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The Port Towns Community Health Partnership (PTCHP) is a collaboration of community residents, organizations and funders, all working together to support healthy living in the Port Towns.  Our partners include Port Towns youth and adult residents, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local government leaders, Kaiser Permanente, Consumer Health Foundation, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and United Way of the National Capital Area. Read More

Community Voices:
Hear From Your Neighbors

Prince George’s County PLACE MATTERS celebrates places where residents can have access to physical activity and nutritious foods. Get involved and add your community story. Click here to learn more

Staying Healthy Tips

Research Shows:
People tend to have healthier lifestyles when their community supports and promotes healthy living.
  • Take Walks During the Week
    Just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week is enough to improve your overall health from decreasing the symptoms of diabetes and depression to increasing bone density to preventing cancer.
  • Pack Your Lunch
    Packing healthy lunches and snacks to take to work or school offers many benefits. Healthy brown-bag meals can reduce fat, calories, and sodium in our diet, improving overall health. Smart choices can help us maintain a healthy weight. And brown-bag lunches just may improve your child’s IQ.
  • Get Your Beauty Rest
    Lack of sleep can affect your mental and physical well-being and contribute to obesity, heart disease, infections and irritability.