Dining With Diabetes Cooking School Begins March 4

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dining with Diabetes Cooking School is a program sponsored by the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University Extension (UT & TSU) for individuals with diabetes and their families.

The UT & TSU Extension is partnering with Volunteer State Health Plan, Chattanooga Parks and Recreation, and Eastgate Activity to offer the Dining with Diabetes program to provide hands-on experiences in preparing their meals and to learn more about diabetes management.  

It is a four-week program that will start on Monday, March 4, at the Brainerd Recreation Center, 1010 North Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411 with Tonya Swoape, certified Diabetes educator, as guest facilitator. 

The program also be offered at the Eastgate Activity Center 5600 Brainerd Road in The Eastgate Shopping Center on Tuesday, March 5, at the Eastgate Activity Center. 

Please call 423 855-6113 for registration and information.


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