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Food For Life: Diabetes Initiative  

Developed by the Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine (, this course includes plant-based nutrition education and the opportunity to taste plant based dishes following a cooking demonstration.

By the end of the course, you will understand how nutritional choices can increase or decrease the risk of type-2 diabetes and know which foods are high in fiber, low in glycemic index, and keep you feeling satiated. You will learn several delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that help keep a steady blood sugar and maintain a healthy weight.

Class 1: How Foods Fight Diabetes

Class 2: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart

Class 3: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Class 4: Designing a diet for Maximum Weight Control

Each lesson includes a list of recipes used in each class and literature related to diabetes nutrition.

Anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes, a family history or risk factors for developing diabetes, and their adult family members will benefit from this course.

Required: Additional materials fee of $50 must be paid to the instructor on the first night of class.

Join certified Food for Life instructor, Heather Borders, in discovering which foods are optimal for nutritional excellence. You’ll be empowered with the practical cooking skills and time-saving food preparation techniques to help you on your journey to better health.


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