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New Mexico State University offers cooking classes for people with diabetes

A cooking class put on by NMSU's extension service.
A cooking class put on by NMSU's extension service.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service will present a series of cooking classes designed to teach adults with diabetes how to cook healthy meals.

The four-class series, Kitchen Creations, will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. at Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive, in Las Cruces. The classes are sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Over four consecutive weeks, participants will learn food safety, how to plan meals, how to read food labels and how to manage carbohydrates. They also will prepare and sample healthy meals.

Beatriz Favela, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent at the Doña Ana County Extension Office, and Janae Kraus, a registered dietitian nutritionist, will teach the classes.

The class series is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To enroll in the upcoming class series in Las Cruces, contact Sofia Hernandez at 575-635-1230 or Bea Favela at 575-525-6649.

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