Texarkana, Texas to offer healthy living classes for diabetics

By Nancy Cook | ncook@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/20 2014 12:07PM

Updated 07/20 2014 12:15PM


A month-long English/Spanish healthy living/diabetes series of classes will be held beginning July 29 – August 26 in Texarkana, Texas.


Sponsored by the City of Texarkana, Texas, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center, the series will offer a English/Spanish healthy living/diabetes self-management and education.  


The class will be taught by Texarkana-Bowie County Health Center public educator and registered nurse, Rebecca Sanford.


“This class will give residents an opportunity to learn the basics of heart disease and diabetes risk factors,” Sanford said. “We’ll discuss the basics of healthy eating, and healthy cooking options and how small lifestyle changes can make a big difference.”


The class is open to all adults age 18 and older who are diagnosed or at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, has a family history of diabetes, has a history of hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease, are overweight or obese, or who are interested in healthy lifestyle options.


The class is limited to 15 participants and registration will close on Thursday, July 23rd, 2014 at 5 p.m.


This series of group classes will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Southwest Center at 3222 W. 7th Street. For more information contact Rebecca Sanford at (903) 798-3250 or emailing rebecca.sanford@txkusa.org.  


Grant funding for this class provided by the Texas Diabetes Council.




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