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Free diabetes education class includes cooking demo

Friday, August 25, 2017

If you want to learn how to better control your diabetes and get tips on how to prepare fresh healthy meals, you can get both for free at class on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Boone County Cooperative Extension are offering the comprehensive education from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boone County Cooperative Extension’s Enrichment Center, 1955 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky.

Registration is required. Lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided.

Topics will include: what is diabetes, healthy eating, preventing complications and more. Participants will see a cooking demonstration, and then sample freshly prepared meals and snacks to demonstrate healthy cooking techniques for individuals with diabetes. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to visit the Boone County Farmers’ Market, located adjacent to the extension center.

The class will be led by a Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Dietitian from the Health Department and the Boone County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.

The Health Department’s diabetes program is accredited through the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Healthy Living with Diabetes program.

For more information and to register for the class or for information about the Health Department’s diabetes control program, please call Joan Geohegan at 859.363.2115 or Julie Shapero at 859.363.2116.

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