Hiking for Health Registration

The Hiking for Health program includes 5 classes teaching physical activity, nutrition, and positive habits while enjoying the outdoors. Classes involve walks, nutrition discussions, and preparing a healthy no-cook meal. The first four classes will consist of a 30-45 minute walk/hike. During the hike, we will have a conversation about different aspects of nutrition. In the last class, we will make a healthy mini meal to enjoy and share.

What To Bring

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate hiking clothes (no open-toed shoes)
  • Kids are welcome to join us!

Class Details

  • Time: 9:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Dates: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Location: Hiking in Whitneyville/Machias area
    • Once you are registered, the exact location of the hiking site will be shared closer to the class.
  • Who: Eligible young adults (ages 18-25) and parents/caregivers with children in the household
  • Nutrition topics covered in the class:
    • Getting to Know MyPlate
    • Eating Better on a Budget
    • Healthy Eating Patterns and Physical Activity
    • Food Safety at Home and Away
    • Cooking Tips, Kitchen Safety, and Meal Preparation

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Vanessa Young at 207.255.3345 or by email at vanessa.young@maine.edu.

Pre-registration and attendance to all classes are required.

Registration Form