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Extension Service offers Eat Well/Be Well class

Extension Service offers Eat Well/Be Well class

January 23rd, 2013 in News

If you have diabetes, choosing and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge. University of Missouri Extension in Camden County is offering a series of classes for people with diabetes and their families and friends. This program teaches the many aspect of diabetes self-care with a strong focus on nutrition.

Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a five-session class designed to teach people with diabetes about healthy food choices and meal planning. The emphasis is on managing blood sugar to prevent complications, meal planning using carbohydrate counting and the plate method, physical activity, and diabetes self-management techniques. Each session will feature a healthy dish with the recipes available to participants. One session will include a grocery tour to highlight healthy and diabetic-friendly items.

The five-session program will be held from Jan. 28 through Feb. 25 (five consecutive Mondays) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at Osage Beach Hy-Vee. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Jan. 25. The charge for the class is $25 for one participant or $40 for a couple sharing one set of handouts. To register, call the Camden County MU Extension Office at 573-346-2644 with the name(s) and phone number of participants. Register early, class size is limited. For more information or questions, call the Camden County MU Extension Office or email Melissa Bess at The sponsors of the program are Camden County MU Extension and Osage Beach Hy-Vee.

This program is not intended to provide individualized meal plans, nutrition counseling, or medical advice for participants nor is it meant to replace the diabetes education that is provided by qualified health professionals. Instead, it is designed to help people with diabetes learn how to make better food choices.

University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.