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By Portia Williams


WURTLAND, Ky. — In an effort to help the community to embrace healthier eating habits, the Greenup County Extension Office is partnering with the Diabetes Today Coalition to offer a free Diabetic Cooking Class series. The classes will be held each Monday in the month of July, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Greenup County Extension Office.

Lora Pullin, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for the Greenup County Extension Office, said the class will benefit participants and their families.

“What we have planned is a four week cooking series. What this will entail, is recipe demonstrations, nutrition lessons, and participants will get to see all of the food that is prepared. At the very end, at the last class, we’ll have a recipe compilation, in which they can take all of the recipes home and make them for their families,” Pullin said.

The class is not exclusive to diabetics, but is open to anyone who desires to learn healthy-cooking tips.

“It is geared toward diabetic recipes, but it is not just limited to diabetics. It could be that you are not a diabetic, but that you are taking care of somebody with diabetes,” she said. “These will be healthy-friendly recipes, not necessarily that you are a diabetic, but you just want to learn to cook a little healthier, we would gladly have anyone participate that would like to come.”

The four week Diabetes Cooking Class series will be held at the Greenup County Extension Office in Wurtland. Classes are scheduled for each Monday in July from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class series is a partnership between Greenup County Extension Service and the Diabetes Today Coalition. Classes will include cooking demonstrations, nutrition lessons, and food samples of prepared recipes.

Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space. To register, contact the Extension Office at 606-836-0201 by June 27.

Portia Williams can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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