AgriLife Extension offering Cooking Well with Diabetes class

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For people with Type 2 diabetes or just interested in healthy cooking ideas, the AgriLife Extension Agency’s Multi-County Cooking Well with Diabetes series is right around the corner.

Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington counties will host this four-week virtual program during the months of October and November (Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, and Nov. 16). Participants will learn how to prepare fantastic foods with flair. The cost of the four-week virtual program is $15. Each week participants will hear from area health and nutrition professionals and learn how to make ordinary meals into extraordinary meals.

The educational sessions will be followed by a step-by-step cooking demonstration video entitled “Meet Me in the Kitchen!” Get prepared to create tasty dishes using simple ingredients. All participants will have the chance to participate in a live Q&A with the health professional of the week (Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19).

Caregivers of type 2 diabetes individuals are also encouraged to participate. The primary goal is to help participants learn how to manage their meal plan by understanding carbohydrates, healthy substitutions, and tips to increase fiber and lower sodium levels.

For more information, contact Michelle Wright (Austin County – 979-865-2078), Ja’Shae Horn (Colorado – 979-732-2530), Sally Garrett (Fayette – 979-968-5831) or Hannah Krebs (Washington ¬ 979-277-6212). For registration and payment, contact the Fayette County Extension Office at 979-968-5831 by Oct. 19. Program details and instructions will be shared after registration.

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