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Now is time to register for Dining with Diabetes

Monday, September 21, 2009

The fall series of Dining with Diabetes, a four week cooking class for people with diabetes, is once again being offered jointly by the Purdue Extension Service and the Putnam County Hospital. The class which is limited to 14 participants will be offered from 3-5 p.m. on four Thursdays in October, beginning on October 1st.

The classes which are taught by Registered Dietician, Sharon Black, and Purdue Extension Educator, Jackie Baumann, are intended for individuals with diabetes, their family members, or caretakers, but are also open to anyone who would like to learn more about healthy eating.

The cost of the class is $20 for an individual or $30 for a couple who share the same materials. Participants receive a notebook, weekly handouts and get to sample recipes that are prepared each week.

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

Individuals who attend the classes will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare and taste good. They will also learn to modify their own recipes and menus for a healthier diet.

For more information or to register for the 2009 fall series of Dining with Diabetes classes, call or stop in the Putnam County Office of the Purdue Extension Service at 765-653-8411 in the Courthouse Annex in Greencastle.

Extension Homemakers Achievement Night Sept 24

Each year Putnam County Extension Homemakers convene in the fall to enjoy a time of fun and fellowship and to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individual clubs and members.

This year's Achievement Program which is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th, is being planned and hosted by members of Club 16 and Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Clubs. The program will feature David McDaniel from the Indiana State Museum. McDaniel's presentation on "the Liar's Bench" is sure to be entertaining. The program will utilize objects representative of the museum's collections and will put those in attendance to a test to see if they can guess which of several stories is true and which are not.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2009 Extension Homemakers Achievement Night at the Fairgrounds, starting with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and followed by the program starting at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

September 21: Extension Board meeting- 6:30 at Extension Office

September 24: Ext. Homemaker Achievement Night, 7 p.m. at Fairgrounds

September 28: Ext. Homemaker 2009-2010 Lesson Conference in Terre Haute

September 28: Fair Board Annual Meeting/Pitch-In Dinner 6 p.m. Fairgrounds

September 30: Put. Co. Health Coalition 10:00 a.m. at Ext. Office

October 1, 8, 15 & 29 Fall series of Dining with Diabetes classes--registration required

October 8: Starting a Specialty Food Business in Indiana, Contact 765-494-4268