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Eddy County Extension to hold diabetes cooking school in April

If you have diabetes, eating right can be a real challenge. The Eddy County office of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, is offering a series of free cooking classes for people with diabetes and their family members or caretakers.


Kitchen Creations will meet at 4 p.m. on April 15, 17, 22 and 24 at the Eddy County Extension Office in Carlsbad.

"By taking this free class you will learn more about healthy food choices," Boyle said. "You will receive helpful information about meal planning of familiar foods and new foods that are both easy to prepare and economical. There will be hands-on cooking opportunities and at the end of all four sessions, you will receive cookbooks of healthy and tasty diabetic recipes."

Boyle and Susan Dade, a registered dietician, will discuss how to plan healthy meals and prepare delicious dishes that manage carbohydrates, without adding extra sugar, sodium and fat. Class participants will prepare and taste healthy recipes, and will receive both a participant workbook and recipe books.

This program is free to people with diabetes and family members or caretakers. No products will be sold at the classes. Spaces are limited for the class. For more information about Kitchen Creations, or if you want to register to participate, contact Boyle at 575-887-6595 or ronica@nmsu.edu.