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Ohio State University Extension


Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes

Shari Gallup teaches Dining with DiabetesDining with Diabetes is a series of four classes conducted by Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences and community health partners.

The program includes:

  • Live cooking demonstrations
  • Menu planning
  • Diabetes management
  • Carbohydrate-counting
  • Insights on portion control
  • Label-reading
  • Healthy recipe taste-testing

Diabetes costs Ohio $4.6 billion annually. According to 2015 state of Ohio data, more than 11.7% of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes — an increase of almost 37% since 2000. If these trends continue, 1 in 3 Ohioans will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime. Those with diabetes lose an average of 10–15 years of potential life and can develop serious complications such as cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure and non-traumatic lower extremity amputations.

Nutrition is the cornerstone of diabetes management, and Dining with Diabetes helps Ohioans manage their own or that of a family member’s diabetes through nutrition education. Participants learn to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals without compromising taste.

Upcoming County Classes

Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen

County Directory

County FCS Educator Email Phone
Clark Kathy Tutt 937-521-3860
Clermont Margaret Jenkins 513-732-7070
Coshocton Emily Marrison 740-622-2265
Erie Donna Green 419-627-7631
Fairfield Shannon Carter 740-653-5419
Fayette Sarah Sowell 740-239-5174
Franklin Jenny Lobb 614-866-6900
Greene Laura Halladay 937-736-7218
Hardin Jami Dellifield 419-674-2297
Harrison Joseph Maiorano 740-942-8823
Holmes Kate Shumaker 330-674-3015
Licking Shari Gallup 740-670-5319
Mahoning Beth Stefura 330-533-5538
Montgomery Pat Holmes 937-637-6537
Morrow Candace Heer 419-947-1070
Ottawa Katie Schlagheck 419-898-3631
Pickaway TBA 740-474-7534
Pike Tammy Jones 740-289-4837
Ross Lisa Barlage 740-702-3200
Sandusky Katie LaPlant 419-898-3631
Scioto Treva Williams 740-354-7879
Trumbull Marie Economos 330-638-6783
Tuscarawas Chris Kendle 330-339-2337
Vinton Kate Homonai 740-596-5212
Washington Amanda Bohlen 740-376-7431
Wood Susan Zies 419-354-9050
State Contact Dan Remley 740-289-2071
Dining with Diabetes Classes Being Offered Around the State
Dates County Contact Email Time
September 22, 29, 6, 13 Virtual Marie Economos 10 a.m.-Noon
October 3, 10, 17, 24 Pike Tammy Jones 5:30-7:30 p.m.
October 5, 12, 19, 26 Licking Shari Gallup 5:30-7:30
TBA Clermont Margaret Jenkins  
TBA Franklin / Morrow Jenny Lobb / Candace Heer /  
Take Charge of your Diabetes Classes
Dates County Contact Email Time
Nov. 16 Licking Shari Gallup 12:30
TBA Clermont Margaret Jenkins  
TBA Franklin / Morrow Jenny Lobb / Candace Heer /