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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


According to the American Diabetes Association:

  • Nearly 34 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion. Learn more at American Diabetes Association.

Ohioans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and do not know it! The Ohio Department of Health estimates that 10.1 percent of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes - more than 895,000 people.


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. Click here to learn more about this program.


    Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen is a FREE online course created by OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. This online course goes “beyond the kitchen” to discuss making healthy choices when eating at restaurants, grocery shopping or planning weekly meals. Click here for more information.


    This is a one-hour class on diabetes management held at various locations throughout Licking County. Participants will learn about the signs of diabetes, possible complications, and ways to manage the condition, including simple steps to control portions and the importance of getting regular exercise. The presentation will also include a cooking demonstration featuring healthy food items to sample.  Please call to schedule a class.


    This is a one-hour, previously recorded virtual class. Participants will learn basic information regarding diabetes managment during the holidays. The presentation will also include tips and techniques for stress management and physical activity during the holidays.

    A copy of the recording can be found here or by visiting


    This is a one-hour, previously recorded virtual class. Participants will learn what healthy snacking can look like, discover new snack ideas and learn about recipe modifications.

    A copy of the recording can be found here or by visiting

    If you have questions or comments about our local programs or website, please contact Shari Gallup at 740-670-5315 or via email at