'Dishing it Up Diabetes Style' workshop to focus on diabetes-friendly, heart-healthy meal plan

September 25, 2015  

The Center for Healthy Living rounds out the 2015 "Dishing it Up Diabetes Style" workshop series by focusing on a meal plan that is not only diabetes-friendly but also heart healthy. The workshop will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Córdova Recreational Sports Center's Demo Kitchen.

Having diabetes means more than counting carbohydrates. By choosing the right foods, those with diabetes not only can help control blood sugars but also can protect their heart and maintain a healthy weight. The best foods for a diabetes-friendly and heart-healthy diet will include fiber-rich whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. It also includes limiting sodium, added sugars and saturated fats.

With so many food choices and recommendations, it can be challenging to decide which foods to eat. During this food demonstration, led by registered dietitian Ellen Welch, participants will learn how to build simple and healthy meals using MyPlate guidelines. Samples of the recipes prepared will be provided at the end of the demo.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to register by Oct. 9. To register, call 49-45239. Limited seats are available.

Center for Healthy Living workshops are offered to benefits-eligible faculty and staff and spouses/same-sex domestic partners covered on a Purdue medical plan. For more information on services offered, visit the center online. For additional wellness tips and news, follow the Center for Healthy Living on Twitter.

The center is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lab hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance after hours or on weekends, contact the Anthem nurse line at 888-279-5449.  

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