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Cooking Well with Diabetes classes begin March 14 in Waco

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of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service will be holding a four-part “Cooking Well with Diabetes” series of classes starting March 14 in Waco.

A person is preparing a meal in the kitchen.of "Cook well even with diabetes" This course teaches participants how to select and prepare healthy foods to help manage diabetes.
The Cooking Well with Diabetes course teaches participants how to choose and prepare healthy foods to help manage diabetes. (Texas A&M AgriLife, photo by Michael Miller)

The program will be held every Thursday from March 14th to April 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension Office, 4224 Cobbs Drive, McLennan County. Registration fee is $40. Registration deadline is March 11th.

To register or for more information, contact Rachel Esquivel, McLennan County AgriLife Extension Family and Community Health Agent, at 254-757-5180.

Program goals

The goal of this program is to help people living with diabetes and their loved ones make healthier choices by learning how to change the foods they eat and the way they prepare them.

The material is based on: american diabetes association and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recommendations and current trends in medical nutritional therapy.

Diabetic cooking topics

Through fun and interactive cooking demonstrations, the course will cover the following topics:

  • Recognize carbohydrates in food.
  • Plan balanced meals.
  • Increase healthy fats.
  • Improves sodium and fiber content.

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