Cooking Well with Diabetes Education Classes

September 20, 2017 - (Flyer: Espanol) - Diabetes is a growing issue in America that is affecting more and more people every day.  Living as a diabetic can be challenging and confusing. Trying to figure out what you can and cannot eat can present a challenge when you are not sure of the true facts regarding diabetes. To help educate the Shelby County community this topic, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in conjunction with sponsor Nacogdoches Medical Center will present Cooking Well with Diabetes classes.

This class will be presented October 13, 2107 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Templo Principe de paz, 398 State Hwy 7 West, Center, Texas. The program will be presented in Spanish and English.  Topics will include recognizing carbohydrates in recipes and using sweeteners effectively, making recipes with fat better, reducing sodium and increasing fiber, and special event recipes that are healthy and delicious. These interactive classes will include research based information, delicious diabetes friendly recipes demonstrations and tastings, lunch, and drawings for various door prizes.  

For more information or to RSVP for the class, contact the Shelby County Extension office at 936-598-7744 or email Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at For information in Spanish, contact Marlene Hernandez at 936-488-9443.  Registration in advance is required to participate in these informative class.