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Dining With Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen

Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen is a FREE online course created by OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. This online course goes “beyond the kitchen” to discuss making healthy choices when eating at restaurants, grocery shopping or planning weekly meals.

The online course includes three-modules with:

  • Videos
  • Interactive presentation
  • Fact sheets and resources
  • Short surveys to test knowledge
  • An open forum to share ideas, questions and tips with other course participants
  • Access to websites and apps that help manage diabetes

Participants can expect to learn:

  • How important blood sugar and carbohydrates are for managing diabetes.
  • How fats and sodium affect a healthy diet.
  • The role vitamins, minerals and fiber play in a healthy diet.
  • How to make healthy food choices when eating out and grocery shopping.

After completion of the online course, participants receive a printable certificate and are automatically entered in a quarterly drawling for a $100 Amazon.com gift card.

Sign-up is easy and free. Visit go.osu.edu/DWD_BTK and click “buy now” (cost is $0.00 free). The course will be added to your account and you can check out at no cost. You will need to create an account with campus.extension.org to take advantage of all the on-line materials.

Course instructions for Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen are Cheryl Barber-Spires, Barb Hennard, Shawna Hite, Dan Remley and Suzan Zies. For questions or more information, Dan  Remley at remley.4@osu

One page flyer on Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen


If you have a group in Lucas County that would like a summary class on “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” or “Take Charge of Your Diabetes for the Holidays” (winter theme), please contact Patrice Powers-Barker at powers-barker.1@osu.edu or 419-213-2022. These are both one-hour classes that focus on ways to manage diabetes with healthy choices such as portion control and the importance of getting regular exercise.