Dining with Diabetes cooking and nutrition classes

Dining with Diabetes returns in October with four weekly classes in Colorado State University’s Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center.

The four-week program is a positive and proactive approach to reducing the effects of diabetes and is especially beneficial for anyone with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes. Participants will explore realistic changes they can make to their diet and physical activity habits to feel better and control diabetes.

Attractive man and woman prepping low calorie dinner in kitchen very health consciousThe program is taught by registered dietitian nutritionists. Participants become empowered to take care of themselves while learning meal planning, portion control and how to make healthful food choices. Classes include diabetes and nutrition education; food demonstrations, tasting and hands-on cooking; and physical activity tips and recommendations. A program manual and pedometer are included as well as a weekly dinner.

Class meets on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 in Room 114 of the Gifford Building, located at 502 W. Lake St. The location offers convenient parking and building access. The complete series costs $100 for community members and $60 for CSU students and employees.

Comments from past participants include:

“I was surprised at all the foods I was allowed to eat and still control my blood sugar.”

“Making the food myself taught me a lot about how to use ingredients and how to portion out my meals.”

“I lost weight and was able to stop taking my diabetes medicine!”

“The information was really practical and I was able to go home and actually do it.”

About the program

– Four weekly classes with a registered dietitian

– Diabetes and nutrition education plus hands-on cooking classes

– Menu planning, portion control and label reading

– Recipes and ideas for meals, desserts and snacks

– Handouts on fats, sugars, sweeteners, grains and proteins

– Guidelines for being active with diabetes

Sign up online or call (970) 491-8615 to reserve a spot.

Sponsored by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Health and Human Sciences.