CFAES Give Today
Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen

July 5, 2016

Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen

Do you, or a loved one, suffer from diabetes? Educators and researchers at Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, have developed a self-paced online course to help participants learn, share and chat with health professionals about managing diabetes.

The course, Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen, focuses on carbohydrates, fats, sodium, vitamins, minerals and fiber. The easy to follow three-module course includes lessons, videos and activities to complete.

Participants can expect to learn:

  • How important blood sugar and carbohydrates are for managing diabetes.
  • How fats and sodium affect a healthy diet.
  • The role vitamins, minerals and fiber play in a healthy diet.
  • How to make healthy food choices when eating out and grocery shopping.

After completion of the course, participants receive a printable certificate. They are also automatically entered in a quarterly drawing for a $100 gift card.

Sign up is easy and free. Visit and create an account in the Ohio State CFAES Canvas system. It's free and just requires an email to activate. Follow these directions to register and access the course materials:

  1. Enter your email address in the sign up form and choose 'I am a new user'.
  2. Enter your name, agree to the Acceptable Use Policy, and click 'Enroll in Course'.
  3. Click 'Go to course' to be taken to the course homepage.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email. Click the 'Click here to finish the registration process' link in that email to finish Ohio State CFAES Canvas account setup.

Course instructors for Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen are Cheryl Barber-Spires, Barb Hennard, Shawna Hite, Dan Remley and Susan Zies.

For questions or assistance, contact Dan Remley at or Susan Zies at