Class is Now in Session: Diabetes Awareness

June 21, 2011 at 9:25 am Leave a comment

The East Austin Children’s Promise Adult Education Program kicks off the summer with a Diabetes Awareness Workshop on Saturday, June 25th.  This one-day workshop will focus on understanding diabetes with healthy lifestyle advice that is geared towards diabetes prevention.   A physician will be speaking to the class in an informal lecture session encouraging questions and open dialogue about diabetes and healthy living.

In addition, a chef will give a presentation on healthy food options and a cooking demonstration of different types of meals, which the attendees can sample.   One of the larger goals of this session is for students to acquire a better understanding of healthy cooking alternatives that can benefit their health and that of their families.

Since the target audience for this workshop is largely Hispanic residents of the East Austin Johnston/Govalle community, the session will be conducted in Spanish.  Although the Diabetes Awareness Workshop currently consists of a one-day curriculum, Southwest Key looks to expand the program to cover more during the following weeks, based on the interest in the community and the success of the pilot program.

For more information, please contact Daniel Hinojosa – dhinojosa@swkey.org

– Kelle Kampa
Communications Intern
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Entry filed under: East Austin, East Austin Children's Promise, Govalle/Johnston Terrace Neighborhood, Wellness Program.

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