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Dining With Diabetes

 Program Contacts

BAmes

Barbara Ames, Extension Agent/DWD Lead Trainer, Wildcat Extension District, bames@ksu.edu             620-331-2690

 

 Sara

Sara Sawer, Extension Agent/DWD Lead Trainer, Sedgwick County, sarasawer@ksu.edu      316-660-0100

 

 Gayle

Gayle Price, M.S., RDN., LD., Extension Specialist, Program Coordinator, Southeast Center, gprice@ksu.edu                620-820-6123

What is Dining with Diabetes?

Dining with Diabetes is a K-State Research and Extension health and wellness program that consist of a series of four classes that includes learning, demonstrations, physical activity and tasting healthy foods. The program's focus is to help individuals learn strategies to lessen the health risks of diabetes.

SaladProgram Objectives

  • Increase knowledge about healthy foods
  • Present healthy versions of familiar foods and taste testing of recipes
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques
  • Provide basic information regarding diabetes and nutrition
  • Provide opportunities for sharing and learning from one another and from diabetes health professionals

Program Description

Dining with Diabetes is a national extension program provided to Kansans by K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals and community health partners. The program is a series of four 2-hour classes that are held once a week. Classes consist of a presentation on diabetes self-care or healthful food choices; a five to ten minute low-impact physical activity; presentations on tasty, healthy familiar foods, sampling foods, and demonstrations of cooking techniques using artificial sweeteners, reduced-fat foods, herbs, and spices. 

Who can participate?

The program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members, caregivers, and support persons.