More than 60% of deaths in Prince George's County are due to chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Poor eating and physical inactivity contribute to overweight and obesity. Healthy eating includes consumption of appropriate portion sizes, fruits and vegetables. It also includes good fats, and reducing the consumption of salty foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
The Health and Wellness Division implements health promotion activities, and uses evidence based strategies to deliver healthy eating and active living programming to Prince George’s County residents. These activities and programs assist individuals to improve their quality of life by making healthier lifestyle choices.