Do you know how to live well with your Diabetes? Do you know the Carbohydrates and Sweeteners that you should be eating and how much? Do you know about the Fats and Sodium that are not good for you?Do you know how to put all of this together and become healthier while living with Diabetes? If your answer to these questions are NO, then, I would say that you should register for a Dining with Diabetes class to learn how to live healthier and well with Diabetes. As you know, Diabetes is diagnosed when excess blood glucose is found in the blood, either because the pancreas has stopped making insulin or glucose is not being absorbed by the cells.Learning when and what to eat, why your blood sugar is high or low, and when or how to exercise and take medication is a lot to learn when you are first diagnosed or diagnosed period. If you are interested in attending the class email me Cynthia Clifton at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and learn how to live well and healthier while having Diabetes.
The coronavirus has turned a trip to the grocery store into a planned event that may happen only once a week or even less frequently.
Now is a great time to brush up on our meal planning. Most of us went from eating one to two meals at home daily to now eating three meals and snacks a day with everyone at home. Our food budgets have increased, while eating away from home and entertainment budget have decreased since we are under the stay-at-home order.
The following are some tips and ways to plan healthful meals while limiting grocery store trips.
The LSU AgCenter is using technology to transform the way they offer nutrition classes in the wake of the pandemic.
In the past, nutrition agents and educators offered lessons in a face-to-face setting. With the virus still persisting, the LSU AgCenter adapted nutrition lessons to virtual format.
The benefit of offering online nutrition education classes is that we can still connect with our audiences and provide them with research-based nutrition information while remaining safe during the pandemic. It also allows us the opportunity to explore alternative ways to reach our audiences who may not be able to attend face-to-face classes in the future.
We wanted to be able to continue to offer nutrition education because eating right and exercising are increasingly important to an individual’s overall well-being. Our goal is to offer lessons to clientele that meet their needs and are easily accessible.
The nutrition lessons cover topics such as healthful eating and meal planning, managing food dollars, physical activity, and food safety. Lessons will be offered for both adult and youth audiences.
The virtual lessons will include a 20 to 25-minute interactive segment and a brief pre-recorded food demonstration for healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes. The entire length of each segment will be about 30 minutes.
Virtual nutrition lessons will be offered either directly through the LSU AgCenter or in collaboration with community partners. Partner organizations may include local libraries, WIC offices, healthcare groups or other state agencies.
If you have a computer, tablet, or smart phone, you will be able to join through a link provided by the LSU AgCenter or a community partner. If you do not have one of these devices, there will be an opportunity to participate by phone.
Individuals who are interested in attending a series of virtual nutrition lessons can contact the St. John the Baptist Parish LSU AgCenter at (985) 497-3261 and ask for Cynthia Clifton. You can also email Cynthia Clifton at (email@example.com) directly to register.
The LSU AgCenter is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.