Dining with Diabetes cooking and nutrition classes open for enrollment

DiningwithDiabeteswebDining with Diabetes returns in November with four weekly classes in the Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center that combine nutrition information and social support with meal planning and hands-on cooking. Dinner is included each week in addition to a program manual and pedometer.

“I was surprised at all the foods I was allowed to eat and still control my blood sugar,” one past participant commented.

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

Other comments from participants included:

“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.”

This program is especially helpful for anyone with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. You’ll explore realistic changes you can make to your diet and physical activity habits to feel better and control diabetes without it controlling you.

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

The class meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 10, 17, and Dec. 1 in Room 114 of the Gifford Building, located at 502 W. Lake St. The location offers convenient parking and building access.

Cost

-$100 for complete series for community members

-$60 for complete series for CSU students and employees

Sign up online or call (970) 491-8615 soon to reserve your spot. Sponsored by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

CSU University Communications Staff