The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Zone was an innovative effort working in the North Laurel, Savage and Jessup communities to bring resources to an area known for high health disparities. Healthy Howard worked to increase the availability and affordability of fresh fruit and vegetables, increase physical activity in community and institutional settings, decrease calories consumed via sugar sweetened beverages and increase access to affordable health care.

Look for these programs in the HEAL Zone:

Cooking Matters at the Store Tour
These free demos are conducting by Coach Kim of Healthy Little Cooks and added to our popular grocery store tours. Come join the fun, sample what’s cooking and take home a new recipe!


Lace Up and Join the Fun! We Walk for Wellness at North Laurel
A free community walking program, every Saturday morning, March 28- October 31, 2015, at 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at North Laurel Park at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723.


Roving Radish: HoCo’s Fresh Meals to Go
The Roving Radish is dedicated to promoting farm-to-table healthy eating habits to our community while creating sustainable markets for our local and regional farms and providing job training for inmates at the Howard County Detention Center. The mobile market delivers deliciously healthy meals that has transformed lives and helped us to eat more locally grown foods. Find more information at


As Howard County begins updating its Pedestrian Master Plan, WalkHoward has taken public input online and through open house meetings. Find events and resources about walking in your neighborhood at