Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative to be held at Steps To HOPE

Diabetes nutrition and cooking classes will be held at Steps to HOPE in Columbus May 19 – June 9. This is a four-week series, with classes being held each Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m.

The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members, with new information and skills.

Each class offers a cooking demonstration of health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes. There are three new recipes each class, so come hungry!

Featured class topics:

•       Introduction to how foods fight diabetes

•       The power of your plate and grocery store cart

•       Designing a diet for maximum weight control

•       Using the glycemic index

•       Keeping a healthy heart

•       Diabetes care from head to toe

•       Making it work for you

There is a fee for these classes. For more information or to register, contact Terri Edwards, licensed Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine at 828-863-4231 or terri@eatplant-based.com.

-Submitted by Terri Edwards

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