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Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

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It Has To Taste Good, LLC
Online Cooking Classes
Arlington, VA 22204
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Using the Glycemic Index and Keeping a Healthy Heart
Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Diabetes Care From Head to Toe and Making It Work for You
Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has diabetes (up from 8 percent in 2007), and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation. Research studies have demonstrated that a well-planned plant-based diet has many nutritional benefits and has been demonstrated to be as acceptable as the portion-controlled diet for diabetes management. A plant-based diet has also been endorsed by the American Dietetic Association and described as a safe choice in the 2009 American Diabetes Association's Standards of Care for Diabetes. 


Join Chef Kara to learn how a plant-based diet reduces the risk of diabetes and greatly benefits those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Each class offers an informative nutrition lecture, a cooking demonstration of delicious, health-promoting meals, and interactive, support group activities to help you pursue a plant-based diet.


Featured Class Topics:

  •     Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes 
  •     The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart 
  •     Understanding Type 2 Diabetes 
  •     Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control 
  •     Using the Glycemic Index 
  •     Keeping a Healthy Heart 
  •     Diabetes Care From Head to Toe 
  •     Making It Work for You


Price: $90 for the 6-class series.

Online registration opens Friday, 10/16/2020.

Your instructor: Kara Blank-Gonzalez