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
“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).
Food & Health News for Mineral County
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.
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
https://humanimalbond.org/heartsofgold/ Hearts of Gold is a service
dog training program providing service dogs for individuals with mobility impairment
and/or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Partnering with the School of Animal
and Veterinary Sciences and Interdisciplinary Curriculum of West Virginia University,
the program offers university courses in service dog training, is developing
research activities and provides many other services to the community.
This 1-Hour training will help you; Recognize the warning signs of suicide, Know how to offer hope, Know how to get help and save a life.
This workshop will show you the basics of making charcuterie. What is needed, how to fill a board, presentation, nutrition and food safety.
Presenter: Tony Michael, Professor, Program Director, WVU Extension Family and Community Development
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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.