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UW Extension Offers Four-Session, Teen-Focused Diabetes Programs in Lander, Riverton

November 30, 2018

Information to help teens with diabetes or prediabetes and their families is being offered during four-week programs this January in Lander and Riverton.

Learning to eat and live well with diabetes is the focus of the free “Dining with Diabetes in Wyoming” sessions, says Laura Balis, University of Wyoming Extension nutrition and food safety educator.

“The program helps individuals learn strategies to manage their diabetes through menu planning, carbohydrate counting, portion control and label reading,” Balis says. “Participants have the opportunity to sample healthy foods made using the concepts taught.”

Topics covered include “What is Diabetes?”; “Carbohydrates and Sweeteners”; “Fats and Sodium”; and “Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber,” Balis says.

Space is limited to 16, and dinners are provided. Lander enrollment is at, and Riverton enrollment is at, or by calling (307) 332-2363 for either location.

Programs in each town are 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Riverton sessions are Tuesdays, Jan. 8-29, at the Fremont Center, 1010 Fairgrounds Drive. Lander sessions are Wednesdays, Jan. 9-30, at Lander Valley High School, 350 Baldwin Creek Road.

Balis will present the sessions and will be assisted by Hannah Kesterson, a Colorado State University dietetics intern.

The Riverton Lions Club is sponsoring the programs.

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