2019 Dining with Diabetes Report
- 92 Montanans in rural communities participated in this pilot program. MSU Extension held courses in these counties: Toole, Hill, Valley, Richland, Custer, Big Horn, Cascade, Teton, Sanders, and Mineral.
- The participants learned to manage diabetes for themselves or a family member through nutrition education.
- Participants learned more about non-starchy vegetables and healthy fats.
- They also learned to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals that taste good!
Healthy Behaviors by the End of the Program:
100% of participants reported they learned to read and understand food labels and choose diabetes-friendly recipes.
- 98% learned strategies to modify or substitue foods to make their meals healthier.
- 96% are now eating 3-5 fruits and vegetables daily.
- 93% are eating smaller portions.
- 89% are cooking more meals at home.
- 88% are choosing beverages with less sugar.
Participants had this to say following the class:
- "I really enjoyed this class and would love to attend another."
- "I'm more aware of food labels and am paying much more attention to them."
- "The "trick" to reading labels was very helpful."
For more information on this and other MSU Extension programs visit nutrition.msuextension.org
Dining with Diabetes is a National Extension program.