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Power to Prevent program helps people with type 2 diabetes

February 18, 2011

FREDERICK, Md. —
Power to Prevent is a free lifestyle program that helps adults who have and are at risk for type 2 diabetes to become more physically active and to eat healthier more often.  

Registration is required, and class size is limited. Registration is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Frederick County Health Department, Auditorium (use entrance C), 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick.

The Power to Prevent program meets for 12 sessions.  Each session is held once a week for 2 hours.  

Participants engage in 30 minutes of physical activity, and learn general information about diabetes, making healthy food choices, and how to be more physically active. Sessions are led by a registered dietitian and community lay educator.  

Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at New Dimension Worship Center, 919 N. East St., Frederick.

Thursday classes meet  from 6 to 8 p.m. at Frederick County Health Department.

For more information, go to www.frederickcountymd.gov/powertoprevent or contact Angela Blair at 301-600-1861 or ablair@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

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