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The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service kicks off the Texas spring with classes on healthy cooking, managing Type 2 diabetes and food handling. Classes are open to all county residents.

Do Well Be Well with Diabetes

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from Feb. 21 to March 21, Extension Agent Krystal Snider will teach a weekly class on Type 2 diabetes, including sessions on medications, potential complications, nutrition and strategies for controlling blood-sugar levels.

“Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can be frightening and overwhelming,” Snider says. “But it is possible to do well and be well while managing this disease if you know how to take care of yourself and your nutrition habits.”

The class is free and open to the public, although registration is required to establish a minimum class size. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 16. Attendees can register by calling 830-620-3440.

Classes are at the county’s extension office, located at 325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels.

Mobile Cooking School: On the Road to Healthy Living

Extension Agent Connie Sheppard will teach a five-part monthly healthy cooking class beginning Friday, Feb. 23 and lasting until June 23.

“Healthy cooking is the first and most important step toward healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle,” Sheppard says. “We want to make sure Comal County residents have the resources they need to make nutritious meals quickly and easily.”

The class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. the fourth Friday of each month at Partners in Primary Care Wellness Center, 1860 S. Seguin Ave., Building D, New Braunfels. Attendees should register by calling 830-620-5626.

Food manager certification course

The Extension Office offers a food manager certification refresher course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, at its offices, 325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels.

“This course is for anyone needing food-safety certification, or for those already certified who need to refresh their knowledge of food safety and sanitation,” Sheppard says.

Students will learn about food safety and sanitation, food flow and hazard analysis, and operation management. The cost is $115. To learn more about registration, contact Sheppard at 830-620-3440.

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