Holiday cooking class for families with diabetes set for Thursday

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Education and community outreach are important parts of Davis Medical Center’s diabetes education and management programming. Jim Severino, Director of Nutrition Services and a Certified Diabetes Educator, is seen hosting a supermarket tour where he explains how to cook healthy using fresh fruits and vegetables.
Education and community outreach are important parts of Davis Medical Center’s diabetes education and management programming. Jim Severino, Director of Nutrition Services and a Certified Diabetes Educator, is seen hosting a supermarket tour where he explains how to cook healthy using fresh fruits and vegetables.

Elkins, W.Va. – Davis Medical Center is hosting a Healthy Holiday Cooking Class which will provide simple strategies to enjoy the holidays and avoid overeating.

“On average we gain one to two pounds during the holiday season,” said Jim Severino, RDN, LD, CDE, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator for Davis Medical Center.  “Although this isn’t a drastic increase, persons may avoid weight gain through thoughtful eating strategies.  The Healthy Holiday Cooking Class will cover some simple strategies.”

The class will be held Thursday, November 14, at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria overflow at Davis Medical Center.  It is free and open to the public.

Severino said the class includes live cooking demonstrations, taste testing and diabetes friendly recipes to take home and enjoy during the holiday. 

“Parties and celebrations tend to serve up large, buffet-style meals.  If we are considerate of the food choices and portion size, we can enjoy these meals while still maintaining a healthful eating plan,” said Severino.

Registration is not required.  For more information call 304-637-3343.