Dining with Diabetes Class Series

Do you want to know how to cook healthier AND have it taste good?  Come join us for four sessions at the Warren County Learning Center to learn more about how to cook at home with diabetes.  Dining with Diabetes classes will be offered by Purdue Extension Warren and Fountain County on Wednesday's August 6, 16, 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 13, 20, & Oct 4 from 11am-12 Noon.  This class is open to those with diabetes, their family members, caretakers or anyone interested in learning more about good eating habits. 

Participants will learn how to prepare simple, healthy meals that are tasty.  Several recipes will be demonstrated at each session and participants will have the opportunity to taste each dish.  Learning up-to-date information from a registered dietician on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand common diabetes related medical tests will be included in the sessions.  Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.

Learn to
  • Cook with Sweeteners
  • Cook with Less Fat & Sodium
  • Cook Dishes with More Fruits & Vegetables!
  • Adapt your recipes

Cost is FREE for the full session series, made possible by the St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital Foundation.  Participants will get taste of recipes made.

 Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease.  Research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.  Locally Warren County has 22.5% of our adult population diagnosed with diabetes; which is one in five adults, 25 and older, while the Fountain County figure is at 9.9%.  The health care cost of this disease is tremendous for individuals.

For further information about Dining with Diabetes, or to reserve your spot please call the Purdue Extension Warren County Extension Office (762-3231).  If you require special physical accommodations or special dietary accommodations, please let us know.