Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pekin Hospital to Offer Food Label Reading Program

Pekin Hospital is pleased to offer a free food label reading program for persons with diabetes on September 22, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Pekin Hospital’s Park Court Conference Center.

The 90-minute program is designed to provide the tools and skills to understand basic food label reading and how it applies to diabetes meal planning. At the completion of the course, participants will:

 Demonstrate recognition of serving size from sample labels

 Verbalize the relation of serving size to carbohydrate choice

 Utilize total carbohydrate and dietary fiber to determine carbohydrate choice

Workshop speakers will include registered dieticians with meal planning experience.

There is no charge to attend, but advance registration by September 15 is required.  Class size is limited.  To register, please call (309) 353-0719.

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