Dining with Diabetes is a program that helps adults at risk or with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their condition through meal planning, label reading and portion control. The five-part educational series will be March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4, with a follow-up reunion class announced at a later time.

To attend this series of classes, register online at store.lsuagcenter.com then click Events & Seminars to register for “Dining with Diabetes- Livingston.” Seating is limited. Registration ends Feb. 21.

This program is open to the public and costs $40, which covers food and supplies. Call (225) 686-3020 for more information.

The program will be conducted by Layne Langley, area nutrition agent with the LSU Agricultural Center, and dietetic interns with North Oaks Medical Center. Participants will receive all information discussed at each class, tools to help successfully manage their condition and the opportunity to sample tasty, healthful diabetic-friendly dishes, a news release said.

Participants should attend all five classes to get all the information. Classes begin at 9 a.m. at the North Oaks Livingston Parish Medical Complex, 17199 Spring Ranch Road, Livingston. Classes last 1½ to two hours each session.

Classes are scheduled:

  • March 14, session one, What is Diabetes?
  • March 21, session two Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
  • March 28, session three, Fats and Sodium
  • April 4, session four, Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber.

A follow-up reunion with a guest speaker will be held later.