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Dining with Diabetes workshop scheduled

March 22, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Penn State Extension will hold its Dining with Diabetes workshop in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa.

With funding from Summit Endowment, the program is offered at a low cost and includes six classes. The series is offered at no cost for beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid.

The cost for the six classes is $40 for an individual or $55 for a family of two.  A special incentive for the Franklin County program is that each paid individual or family registrant will receive a $20 registration rebate for program completion, reducing the final cost. The fee includes all educational materials, lab tests and food taste tests.

The focus of the classes is on lifestyle factors that will decrease blood sugar and insulin resistance, while increasing insulin sensitivity, making the most of the body’s insulin production.

The winter Franklin County classes will be held in Chambersburg at the New Franklin Ruritan Club at 2500 New Franklin Road, Building No. 1.  The Chambersburg classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays,  March 12, March 19, March 26 and a follow-up on June 4.

The Waynesboro classes will be held at the Otterbein Ministry Center at 912 S. Potomac St.  The Waynesboro classes will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 13, March 20, March 27 and a follow-up on June 5.

The instructor will be Nancy Routch, a registered dietitian and a consultant for Penn State Cooperative Extension.  Scholarships are available for those needing assistance with the course fee.

To register, go to http://extension.psu.edu/healthy-lifestyles/diabetes/events or call the Adams County Extension office at 717-334-6271 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, send an email to rgc15@psu.edu.

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