B'more Fit for Healthy Babies for postpartum women - A weight loss/exercise program for women who receive public assistance and have young children. This weekly program, discounted over 90% at $1 per session, offers Weight Watchers counseling, group exercise classes led by trained professionals, tips on cooking on a budget, and more.
B'more Fit for Healthy Babies for men and women - A weekly weight loss/exercise program for men and women 18 years or older who receive public assistance. The program offers Weight Watchers counseling, group exercise classes led by trained professionals, and much more. The program is held at the Zeta Center, 4501 Reisterstown Road, in Park Heights starting at 6 pm. Childcare provided beginning at 5:30 pm on a first come first served basis. The program is steeply discounted at $1 per session (the usual Weight Watchers cost is $14/week).
These programs are funded by Weight Watchers North America and the Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through a grant to the Family League of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Health Department.
This online resource contains interactive features which allow users to click on a map and find healthy food choices in their area along with a host of information about farmers markets, urban gardening, and nutrition- focused programs for certain populations.
This site also provides access to the Virtual Supermarket. This award winning program, a first of its kind in the country, uses online grocery ordering and delivery in food desert neighborhoods. The Virtual Supermarket Program allows residents to place and receive grocery orders at their local library, school or senior housing site. Residents can pay for their groceries using cash, credit, debit and EBT/SNAP.
Many of Baltimore City’s farmers' markets are located in or near the city’s food deserts, and provide fresh, local produce to many of Baltimore’s residents. Currently 7 out of 20 of the city’s farmers markets accept SNAP benefits.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) provides services, including nutrient rich foods and nutrition counseling, to new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5.
The Food Supplement Program (FSP), Maryland’s name for the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps low-income households buy the food they need for healthy eating. Benefits are used like cash to buy food.
- DinnerTime: a resource for planning healthy meals for your family on a budget
- Simple Cooking with Heart Community Kitchen: hands-on, affordable cooking classes focusing on preparing healthy meals provided by the American Heart Association
- West Baltimore CARE fitness classes: free fitness classes in West Baltimore
- No Kid Hungry: working to end child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need
- Druid Hill Y: recreation center in West Baltimore; host of Monday B’more Fit meetings
- Brick Bodies: Maryland’s premier fitness club; trainers teach B’more Fit classes
- National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC): Trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions