The Alabama Cooperative Extension System partnered with the Hayneville Senior Center and offered free classes to residents who hoped to learn how to prepare foods that complement living with diabetes and hypertension.
Regional Extension Agent Christina Levert, whose area of study is human nutrition, diet, and health, shared some simple and economical ways to prepare healthy home cooked meals and snacks.
The hour long classes were offered in July and August.
Levert prepared health treats that participants to sampled, and she gaves participants copies of healthy recipes to try at home.
“The Right Bite Diabetes Classes show people affected by diabetes how to enjoy healthy food while controlling their diabetes. It provides excellent information that will help anyone preparing food to better control diabetes, high blood pressure or any other chronic disease. It is also great information for anyone wanting to learn more about healthier eating,” Levert said.
Levert sets the classes up in a way that makes it easy for seniors to learn and have fun. “Each class will cover a different topic. Topics include portion control, choosing fats, label reading and choosing carbohydrates,” Levert said.
For more information about the Rite Bite program and to schedule classes, please contact the Lowndes County Extension office at 334.548.2315.