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“Dining with Diabetes” Classes Gear Up for Fall Cooking

Ohio State University Extension University is offering a series of Dining with Diabetes classes this Fall. According to Susan Zies, OSU Extension educator in Wood County, “Never before have we had such a demand for these classes across the state, as Ohio and our country face many challenges with the growing diabetic epidemic.”

Dining with Diabetes is an exciting program for people with diabetes and/or their caretakers or for those who want to learn to eat healthier.  Now, people with diabetes can learn how to prepare good-tasting and healthy foods at the Dining with Diabetes class, and learn techniques that will help manage their diabetes.

The Dining with Diabetes class is a series of four classes that examines the needs and barriers faced by our diabetic population and those who want to learn to eat healthier.   The class also explores selection and preparation of foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium.

Participants will receive recipe booklets, information on cooking with low/no sugar, diabetic food preparations, lecture from a Registered Dietitian, and cooking demonstrations at each session.

In addition, Ohio State University Extension Educator Susan Zies, M.Ed. and  Registered Dietitian Shannon Smith will demonstrate diabetic recipes, (including taste testing), lecture on carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, share the clinical side of diabetes, and answer questions related to diabetes as it relates to food and nutrition.

  • The Fall series for Dining with Diabetes is as follows:

Wood County Extension Office Located at 639 S. Dunbridge Road

Thursdays October 5, 12, 19 and November 2, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

People with diabetes, as well as their family members or caretakers, are encouraged to attend. For more information or to learn how to register, please call the Ohio State University Extension office at 419-354-9050. Seating is limited; registrations will be on a first come basis. There is no cost for this class.

Diabetes touches many individuals and families each year.  We hope you can attend this special class on diabetes and healthy eating.

Here is a recipe from the Dining with Diabetes class that you may enjoy. Try making this at home. It’s a favorite from past participants!


Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken


1 (6-8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into stripes

¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt

¼ cup bread crumbs

1 Tbls. grated parmesan cheese

½ Tbls. flour

¼ Tsp. paprika

Cayenne pepper, pinch or omit

Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray cooking sheet.
  2. Place chicken strips in yogurt, then refrigerate while preparing other ingredients.
  3. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
  4. Coat each piece of chicken, and roll in crumb mixture, pressing down on both sides to get even coating of crumbs.
  5. Place coated chicken strips on cookie sheet, then spraying lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until chicken is tender and juice runs clear.



Nutrient Analysis:  Calories 220

Carbohydrate: 12 grams

Fat: 4.5 grams

Sodium: 200 mg

Protein: 30 grams



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