Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Fall Series
Have you, a family member, or a friend been diagnosed with diabetes? Do you need some guidance on managing your blood sugar? Would you like to receive quality, research-based information in an informal setting with others who have the same concerns? If you answered "yes" to any of these, I encourage you to sign up for the "Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes" series (DWBW).
DWBW is a 9-topic, 5-lesson series which covers self-management and nutrition topics. Below is a schedule of dates and topics:
Cost for the series is $20, payable at the first session, which includes all materials, refreshments, door prizes, and special guest speakers. Pre-registration is required by calling my office at 903-885-3443. Please leave your name, address, and phone number. Deadline to sign up is October 12th.
Here are comments from past participants:
"I learned the importance of watching carbohydrate amounts and portion sizes at meals and snacks. There is a lot that I wouldn't have learned on my own."
"I do have a choice and it's an important one - if I have diabetes, I can make it better with what I choose to do. This series was well-balanced."
"The classes were very helpful. I feel I have much better control over my diabetes."
"I think every doctor should prescribe this series for their diabetic patients. I learned so much!"
There you have it - straight from those who have participated in previous sessions. If you can't make it to this series, another is scheduled in late February and early March.
Dinner Tonight Cooking School
Hopefully, you've heard about the upcoming "Dinner Tonight Cooking School", scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, at the Hopkins County Civic Center. This is a multi-county event, and we're gearing up for a great evening of cooking demonstrations by Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agents from Hopkins, Hunt, Rains, and Wood Counties.
The cost is only $15 which will include gift bags, professionally printed "Dinner Tonight" cookbook - sponsored by Dairy Max, Zumba demonstration, exhibits, celebrity tasting panel, and of course, the cooking demonstrations!
Registration brochures are available at the Hopkins County Extension Office, or call 903-885-3443, and we can e-mail you the brochure. Brochures are also available in surrounding county Extension Offices. Deadline for registration is October 23rd so we can adequately prepare. Don't miss this great opportunity!
39th Annual "Christmas Joys" program
Another popular event that is rapidly approaching is the annual Extension Christmas Joys holiday program. The theme this year is "Handmade Holidays" and will feature tasty recipes and food packaging ideas, simple craft ideas for all ages, decorating ideas, and the wreath-making. The Southwest Dairy Museum will sponsor a vast array of tasty refreshments.
All attendees will receive a gift bag, booklet of all the demonstration ideas, and of course, refreshments. Door prizes will also be awarded throughout the evening. Here are the details:
The future belongs to people who see possibilities before they become obvious.
Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed.
Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
1200-B W. Houston
P.O. Box 518
Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
903-885-3443 - phone
903-439-4909 - fax