Food Preservation 101 will be held Aug. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the Greenbrier County WVU Extension Service. Participants will learn how to safely preserve food using USDA guidelines. Class will provide information on canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and making jams and jellies. Class will include demonstrations and hands on activities. The class is free but registration is required. Please call 304-647-7408 to register.
The West Virginia University Greenbrier County Extension Office will be offering a Dining with Diabetes class beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community Center in Williamsburg.
Dining with Diabetes is a once-a-week class that will meet on Sept. 1, 15, 22, and 29. The class is open to those with diabetes and their family members and interested community members. The classes are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants should attend all class sessions.
You will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare, and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.
Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service with partial funding provided by the West Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Bureau for Public Health.
Registration for this program can be made by calling the Greenbrier County Extension Office at 304-647-7408.