Dining with Diabetes

Participants at at Dining with Diabetes event stand in line to taste test some delicious recipes made from local produce.

What is Dining with Diabetes?

Following a careful meal plan is the first step in managing diabetes and keeping blood sugars in a therapeutic range. This is also the hardest step in diabetes management. Dining with Diabetes helps by teaching persons with diabetes ways to reduce sugar, salt, and fat in foods, without giving up good taste.

This program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members. The five-class series includes diabetes education, cooking demonstrations, and tasting of healthy foods. After each lesson, participants will take home recipes and knowledge about how to manage diabetes in their daily lives.


Class Demonstrations include...

  • Class 1 - Mealtime for Individuals with Diabetes
  • Class 2 - Desserts
  • Class 3 - Main Dishes
  • Class 4 - Side Dishes
  • Class 5 - Seasonal Reunion

Who can participate?

People with diabetes and their family members, caregivers, and support persons can enroll in Dining with Diabetes.

Persons with basic nutrition education for diabetes will benefit most. Dining with Diabetes is designed to complement, not replace, diabetes management classes.

The cost of the 5 sessions is $50.00

To Enroll

There are several payment options:

  • Send your check for $50 made payable to the University of Delaware
  • Greater Milford residents – please check the appropriate line on the registration form for free enrollment.
  • Participants in the State of Delaware Diabetes Self-Management Education Program can submit their “cooking class” voucher for free enrollment – please include voucher with registration
  • Send registration form along with payment or voucher to:

UD Kent Co. Extension Office
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, Delaware   19901
Attn:  Jan Unflat


The University of Delaware welcomes and encourages participation of all individuals. If you should have special needs because of disability, please notify us when you register.


QUESTIONS? Call (302) 730-4000

Who are the instructors?

Classes are taught by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension staff:

The Dining with Diabetes logo features a red circle "plate" with a fork and knife on either side.

2022 Winter/Spring Classes

Kent County Cooperative Extension

69 Transportation Circle
Dover, Delaware19901
(302) 730-4000
Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
February 28, March 7, 14 and 21, 2022
Reunion Date: Monday, June 6, 2022

from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

New Castle County Cooperative Extension

461 Wyoming Road
Newark, Delaware 19716
Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
March 31, April 7, 14 and 21, 2022
Reunion Date:Thursday, July 7, 2022

from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Sussex County Cooperative Extension

16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2022
Reunion Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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