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Dining with Diabetes 2024 Dates

Dining with Diabetes will be Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Two classes will be at Coshocton Regional Medical Center and two classes will involve demonstration meal preparation at Three Rivers Fire Station Community Room. The cost of the program is $20 per person and includes all four classes, educational handouts, and small sized meals that feature a variety of recipes. You are encouraged to also register a support person to attend with you for an additional $10. Classes will be taught by Leslie Mayle, registered dietitian at Coshocton Regional Medical Center, Emily Marrison, OSU Extension educator.

Those with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family members or caretakers are encouraged to attend. Paid registration is required by March 25. Registration is limited to 20 participants. To register visit . Please contact Emily Marrison with any questions.

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Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a dietitian or certified diabetes educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date.


Anyone with concerns about diabetes or anyone interested in controlling blood sugar is encouraged to participate and to bring a family member, friend, caregiver, or other support person.

Cindy Hilbish teaches class     DWD class

Lessons are taught by registered dietitians. 

Physical activity at Dining with Diabetes class     

Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle.

Meal at DWD class      Participants from a Dining with Diabetes class

Each evening during Dining with Diabetes, participants eat a small meal and learn about recipes, reading labels, and cooking tips.



Join Ohio State University Extension educator Emily Marrison virtually from her home kitchen. Learn a new diabetes friendly recipe and get some helpful tips for managing diabetes well.

Recordings below include:

Zucchini, Carrots, and Basil


Berry Pineapple Fluff


Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry
Peach and Berry Crisp


Being Active with Diabetes

Being Active with Diabetes

Please check out this free, self-paced, online course: Dining with Diabetes Beyond the Kitchen


Other diabetes resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

American Diabetes Association