Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes Starts in Dallas County on April 4; Registration Needed by March 29

Christeena Haynes, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist
Tel: (417) 345-7551

“Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” a four-class series designed for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, will be held 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursdays, April 4-April 25 at the Dallas County Health Department, 1011 W. Main, Buffalo.

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

The cost of the program is $20. Contact Dallas County Extension by calling (417) 345-7551 for more information and to pre-register by Friday March 29.

Checks made payable to Dallas County Extension can be mailed to P.O. Box 1070, Buffalo MO 65622. 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.

All extension programs focus on the identified high-priority needs of people throughout the state. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to these unbiased resources and programs.


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