Cooking Well with Diabetes classes to be held during March in Schertz

SCHERTZ — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties will present four Cooking Well with Diabetes classes during the month of March in Schertz.

To help prevent foodborne illness during the holidays, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service suggests following the basic food safety guidelines associated with food preparation, cooking,

A series of four Cooking Well with Diabetes classes featuring a variety of topics will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Monday evenings from March 7-28 at Schertz United Methodist Church. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Classes will be held at the Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive. All  classes will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays from March 7 to March 28.

Charla Bading, AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Guadalupe County, said program participants will learn about preparing new recipes and modifying existing ones to make them more “diabetic-friendly.”

Classes are designed for those who have already taken AgriLife Extension’s Do Well, Be Well classes or other classes addressing basic diabetic nutrition recommendations.

Class topics will be reducing carbohydrates, cutting fat while maintaining good flavor, reducing sodium and increasing fiber, and planning for special-occasion meals/altering family favorites for better health.

“Participants are expected to attend all four classes,” Bading said.

Cost for the series is $25 per person to cover expenses. Payment must be received prior to the March 7 class, with checks payable to Guadalupe Family and Consumer Sciences. Checks should be mailed to: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Guadalupe County office, 216 E. Live Oak St., Seguin, Texas 78155.

For more information, contact Bading at 830-303-3889 or c-bading@tamu.edu.

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