Friday, September 07, 2012

Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes in Polk County Oct. 3

“Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” a four-class series designed for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, will be held from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 3-Oct. 24 at the Polk County Senior Center, 1850 W. Broadway, in Bolivar, Mo.

The program will be facilitated by Christeena Haynes, nutrition and health education specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

The cost of the program is $25. Contact Polk County Extension at (417) 326-4916 for more information and to pre-register by Friday Sept. 28. Checks made payable to Polk County Extension can be mailed to 451 South Albany, Bolivar, MO 65613.

The number of participants is limited, so sign up early.

“Spouses and other family members of those with diabetes will also benefit from the classes,” said Haynes.

“Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes” provides participants with practical information and skills needed to self-manage diabetes and promote optimal health. The series teaches the many aspects of diabetes self-care with a strong focus on nutrition.

The program includes demonstration and tasting of easy recipes as well as hands-on activities to encourage discussion and sharing among all participants. Participants will receive copies of all recipes used in class plus many more for home use.

For more information about the program statewide, visit


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