Dining with Diabetes

A cooking school program for people with diabetes and their families.

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File Dining with Diabetes Flyer
Information on the upcoming Dining with Diabetes program to be held on August 28th, September 4th and September 11th, 2014. You will attend all three weeks.
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County Family and Consumer Sciences News
Emotional Cues and Eating
Do you ever find yourself eating and realize that you don’t even feel hungry or don’t know why you started eating in the first place? If so, don’t feel guilty; you are not alone. Recent studies suggest that over 75% of overeating is caused by our emotions. Instead of eating due to physical cues from our bodies, such as a growling stomach, emotional eating is when our feelings trigger us to indulge and typically cause us to eat unhealthy foods. Studies show that we turn to comfort foods that are sweet, high-fat foods in response to emotional stress. Many of us are programmed to turn to food for comfort at an early age. As an infant, we are held in the security of a loved one’s arms while eating, this begins the emotional phase of eating. As a young child, our family doctor gives a lollipop as a reward at the end of a visit, and some teacher’s celebrate classroom success with pizza or ice cream parties. It’s no wonder we learn to eat to satisfy emotions and not our body’s physical need for nourishment.
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Buy Local
Does anything taste better than corn on the cob or a tomato fresh from the garden? Many of us don’t have the space or time to grow our own, but the next best thing may be visiting your local farmer’s market.
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