Nutrition is the cornerstone of diabetes management, and Dining with Diabetes helps Coloradoans manage their own or that of a family member’s diabetes through nutrition education.This 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 is this for?
• Anyone with Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or a risk of developing diabetes
• Caregivers to those with diabetes
Eating Smart Being Active is a fun and hands-on nutrition education program that focuses on health eating, saving money, keeping your food safe, being active and cooking health meals. The series of lessons are taught once a week for six weeks focusing on a different topic. If you would like to eat healthier, be more physically active and learn how to prepare some health recipes these classes are for you.
What participants will receive:
• Eating Smart Being Active cookbook
• Eating Smart Being Active Certificate
• Sampling of recipes at each class
The Mediterranean Diet, sometimes referred to as the ‘Greek Mediterranean Diet’ or ‘Mediterranean Diet Plan’ is actually more of a dietary pattern that is characteristic of people living in regions around the Mediterranean Sea. Although it is called a diet, the Mediterranean diet is not about cutting calories and restricting foods like the popular diet trends in America today. Instead, it is a way of life and is about enjoying a wide variety of whole, nourishing foods with friends and family while practicing an active lifestyle.
There are proven benefits associated with the Mediterranean Diet. These benefits include a lower incidence of:
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Metabolic Syndrome
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Parkinson’s Disease
A variety of in-class and after-school programming focusing on nutrition, physical activity and life skills.