AgEBB-MU CAFNR Extension

David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

December 7, 2012

"Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes" Series in Springfield First Part of 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - "Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes" is a four-class series designed for adults with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. The series will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14 at Greene County Extension Center inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

The program will be facilitated by Christeena Haynes and Dr. Pam Duitsman, both nutrition and health education specialists with University of Missouri Extension.

The cost of the program is $30 and requires pre-registration before Jan. 18, 2013. Contact the Greene County Extension by calling (417) 881-8909 for more information and to pre-register. The number of participants is limited to 15.

"Spouses and other family members of those with diabetes will also benefit from the classes," said Haynes.

"Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes" provides participants with practical information and skills needed to self-manage diabetes and promote optimal health. The series teaches the many aspects of diabetes self-care with a strong focus on nutrition.

The program includes demonstration and tasting of easy recipes as well as hands-on activities to encourage discussion and sharing among all participants. Participants will also receive copies of all recipes used in class plus many more for home use.

Source: Christeena Haynes, (417) 345-7551

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