University of Maryland Extension

Health & Wellness

The University of Maryland Extension offers community outreach programs that help youth, individuals, and families make informed decisions about their health, housing and overall well-being. 


2020 Harford County Family and Consumer Sciences Online Classes/Webinars

Classes are free but registration is required.

8/12/20 - Capture the Flavor - How to Use Herbs & Spices to Improve Health

8/25/20 - Emotional Health and Wellness - Fun Therapy Webinar

8/26/20 - DASH Eating Plan for Hypertension

9/2/20 - Nutrition 101

9/09/20 - Diabetes Healthy Eating Plan

10/14/20 - DASH Eating Plan for Hypertension

10/19-11/9 - Dining With Diabetes - 4 Class Series - Mondays @ 11:30

11/18/20 - Nutrition 101: Healthy Eating for the Holidays

10/26/20 - Dining With Diabetes - Class 2 of 4

12/2/20 - DASH Eating Plan for Hypertension

12/2/20 - Capture the Flavor - How to Use Herbs & Spices to Improve Health

12/14/20 - Nutrition 101: Healthy Eating for the Holidays


Harford County Health & Wellness Newsletters



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University of Maryland Extension Educators also offer programs and resources in the following areas:

Insuring Your Health

Programs and resources that increase the capacity of Marylanders to make informed decisions about health insurance.  For more information click here.

Fostering Healthy Environments: Healthy Homes

The goals of UM Extension’s Healthy Homes programs are to improve personal and family health through awareness of indoor health hazards and strategies to improve indoor air and drinking water quality and safety measures.

Current Initiatives
A variety of classes, workshops, and trainings reach specific audiences including youth and the general public, health professionals and caseworkers, and day care providers. Participants learn how to make homes, schools and work places safer and healthier by minimizing problems related to:

  • Indoor air quality and asthma triggers
  • Drinking water quality and maintaining private well systems
  • Lead, radon & carbon Monoxide poisons
  • Exposure to mold, dust & dust mites
  • Household chemicals & pesticides
  • Safety hazards

To learn more about the various Healthy Homes initiatives, visit the Fostering Healthy Environments web page.

Growing Healthy Kids (Youth Safety):

The 4-H Youth Development ‘s preventative health and safety programs provide youth with a better understanding of how their choices can help themselves and their families. Youth and the adults that work with them learn safe practices in the home, farm and outdoors and how to make informed health and life choices. 4-H educators also disseminate information at health fairs, home and garden shows, County fairs, back to school nights, community programs and University of Maryland sponsored events such as Maryland Day and Ag Day.

For information on local 4-H programs that focus on health and wellness, contact us at 410-638-3255.

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