Healthy Diabetes Plate class series to be offered in Pocatello

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POCATELLO - Nearly one out of ten people in the United States has been diagnosed with diabetes. To recognize and address the impact of this disease, a free 4-part class series will be taking place in Pocatello on Thursdays beginning March 28 running through April 18.

Classes will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive. Class curriculum is designed for prediabetics, Type 2 Diabetics and their caregivers, and for anyone looking to enhance their way of eating through the use of the Healthy Diabetes Plate method.

Class content will cover:

* Signs and symptoms of diabetes;

* The utilization of the Healthy Diabetes Plate to visualize portion and serving sizes;

* Ways to plan balanced and nutritious meals;

* Tips to eat out at a restaurant through the use of the Healthy Diabetes Plate;

* An instructional supermarket tour highlighting friendly food choices; and

* Recipe observations and an opportunity to sample healthy recipes.

For more information or to enroll in the Healthy Diabetes Plate Class Series, please contact Traci Lambson at 478-6316 or visit www.siphidaho.org.

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