Dining with Diabetes is a program that helps adults at risk for or with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their condition through meal planning, label reading and portion control.
The five-part series will be held May 8, May 15, May 22 and May 29. The date for a follow-up reunion class will be announced later. Classes begin at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church-Family Fellowship Hall, 12404 La. 10, St. Francisville. Classes last 1½ to two hours each session.
Call Layne Langley at (225) 635-3614 for information. To register, go to store.lsuagcenter.com, then click Events & Seminars to register for "Dining with Diabetes-West Feliciana." Seating is limited. Registration ends March 26.
The program will be conducted by Langley, area nutrition agent with the LSU AgCenter, and Dewana Bobo, family nurse practitioner with the Daniel Clinic. 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.
This program is open to the public. The cost is $40, which is used to cover food and supplies. People should plan to attend all five classes as each class is a different topic:
May 8: Session 1, What is Diabetes?
May 15: Session 2, Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
May 22: Session 3, Fats and Sodium
May 29: Session 4, Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber
Follow-up reunion: Guest speaker and date will be announced later.