A new cooking school aims to help diabetics take control of their diets. The Kitchen Creations cooking school is a joint effort of the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. In four free sessions participants will learn meal planning, food safety, and other tips for managing their diabetes while trying out new recipes.
- Adults in New Mexico who have been diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals by participating in the Kitchen Creations cooking school, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health and offered by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.
- Each Kitchen Creations session consists of four classes taught by Martinez and Janae Kraus MA, RDN, LD. Participants will learn food safety, how to plan meals, measure appropriate serving sizes, read food labels, balance carbohydrates and other useful cooking tips.
- According to New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System, nearly 11 percent of adults in New Mexico were living with diabetes between 2011 and 2013. The national average during the same time period was about 10 percent.
“Research has shown diabetes complications may be decreased when blood glucose levels are maintained within a range that mimics “normal” levels.”