Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Health Department will be participating in supermarket tours to provide real-time nutrition information to those with or at risk for diabetes. Two tours are planned:
Participants will get personalized tips for healthy shopping, learn to read labels and learn how carbohydrate counting can be incorporated into grocery shopping. Plus, all participants will receive a reusable shopping bag with information about diabetes.
Tours will be led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and/or a Registered Dietitian, and are being held in recognition of Diabetes Alert Day, observed nationally on March 25. Diabetes Alert Day activities are designed to get people to take a diabetes risk test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. More information and a risk assessment test can be found at http://www.nkyhealth.org/Services/Diabetes.aspx.
Registration is required to guarantee a space at the supermarket tours. Please contact Julie Shapero at 859.363.2116 or Joan Geohegan at 859.363.2115 to register.
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