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 at go.osu.edu/dwd-btk

New participants will need to create an account in the Ohio State CFAES Canvas system. It's free and just requires an email to activate. Follow these directions to register and access the course materials:

  1. Enter your email address in the sign up form and choose 'I am a new user'.
  2. Enter your name, agree to the Acceptable Use Policy, and click 'Enroll in Course'.
  3. Click 'Go to course' to be taken to the course homepage.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email. Click the 'Click here to finish the registration process' link in that email to finish Ohio State CFAES Canvas account setup.

Existing students can follow the link and will have direct access to the course.

For questions or more information, contact Dan Remley at remley.4@osu.edu

Course instructors for Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen are Cheryl Barber-Spires, Jami Dellifield, Marie Economos, Chris Kendle, Jenny Lobb, Chelsea Peckny, Dan Remley, Shannon Smith and Susan Zies

One page flyer with these same instructions here