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Mineral County Family & Community Development

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What is Dining with Diabetes?

  • A program designed for people with diabetes and their family members.
  • A series of four classes that includes learning, demonstrations, and tasting healthy foods.
  • A grant-funded program offered free to people with diabetes in West Virginia

dining with diabetes

“We are looking forward to offering the Dining with Diabetes cooking school,” says Margaret Miltenberger, WVU 4-H and Family Extension Agent. “There are still a few spaces open and participants always really enjoy the program.”

Learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to make and delicious. Recipes will be demonstrated with the opportunity to taste each one! Participants will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Everyone will receive recipe booklets and handouts.

Dining with Diabetes is a once a week class that runs for four weeks. For the best benefit participants should attend all class sessions.

This class targets newly diagnosed persons with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. Past participants who need a refresher are also welcome. Classes are FREE but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease. Research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Dining with Diabetes is sponsored in Mineral County by the WVU Extension Service, Potomac Valley Hospital, Mineral County Family Resource Network (MCFRN) and Mineral County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). Register TODAY.


Food & Health News for Mineral County

Dining with Diabetes Virtual Program

A close up of a couple cutting produce and cooking healthy meal.Dining with Diabetes - National Extension Working Group.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes that run once a week for four consecutive weeks (times vary to provide participants flexible options). A follow-up class will be scheduled three to four months later. Participants are expected to attend all classes. Dining with Diabetes is a free program that is open to individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, their family members, and their caregivers.


October Dining with Diabetes Virtual Program

Mother showing her daughter how to cook.Dining with Diabetes - National Extension Working Group.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes that runs once a week for four consecutive weeks. A follow up class will be scheduled three to four months later. Participants are expected to attend all classes. Dining with Diabetes is open to individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, their family members and their caregivers.


July Dining with Diabetes Virtual Program

Dining with Diabetes - Generational family cutting fresh produce.Dining with Diabetes - National Extension Working Group.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes that runs once a week for four consecutive weeks. A follow up class will be scheduled three to four months later. Participants are expected to attend all classes. Dining with Diabetes is open to individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, their family members and their caregivers.


Community, Business & Safety News for Mineral County

Family & Community Development Webinars

Presenter: Tony Michael, Professor, Program Director, WVU Extension Family and Community Development


Spring 2021 CEOS Conference Recorded Sessions

CEOS Spring Conference Logo "A Spring Patchwork of Proud People"

Please enjoy watching or re-watching our virtual conference. Please click on each video to watch the session you want to see.

Once you hit the play button, you will notice to the right of the video, that there is an Audio Transcript already selected for most videos. You should also see a Chat Messages tab that you can click to see all the chat box messages. The numbering to the right of the messages is the time stamp to which the chat box messages were sent during the recording.


Join us Monday, January 31, for an Intro to Sustainable Rural Tourism Development Webinar

Like a pathway in a lush forest, sustainable tourism requires communication and collaboration to build a mentality of "haves" and "cans" in rural areas of places like WV to not be seen as competing for precious resources.

The 2022 Sustainable Rural Tourism Webinar Series kicks off at 11 a.m., on Monday, January 31 with an introduction to the concept. People interested in tourism and tourism professionals should plan to register online to attend throughout the year. Recordings will be available afterward for those not able to participate in person. 

Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension tourism expert, suggests participating in the series is a way that newcomers and veteran experts can come together to collaborate and create a brighter future for tourism in the Mountain State.