Diabetes Class: All About Balance

Posted on August 26th, 2015

diabetestourPennington Biomedical Research Center dietitians demonstrated healthy cooking and gave shopping tips to more than three dozen attendants of a nutrition class in Alexander’s Highland Market cafe Aug. 14. For a comprehensive coverage of the class, click here.

cookingdemoThe class is the first in a series, a collaborative effort of Alexander’s Highland Market and Pennington, a world-renowned nutrition research center. The next class with tips on healthy snacking will be in October. Watch social media for more details.

At the first class, attendants watched dietitians prepare a quinoa pilaf sample and shrimp kabobs brushed with pesto sauce before learning more about how to make a healthy plate. Half of your plate should be filled with non-starchy vegetables with lots of fiber, said PBRC dietitian Cathy Carmichael, while the remaining half should be evenly divided between a meat or protein and starchy vegetables. diabetesplate

After learning more about “good” and “bad” carbohydrates – the key is to focus on carbs high in fiber for slow digestion and stable blood sugar levels – attendants were taken on a 30-minute store tour.quinosamples


Classes/Demonstrations | August 26th, 2015