Diabetes Cooking Schools Improve Knowledge and Skills in Making Healthful Food Choices
Rates of type 2 diabetes are increasing nationally and in New Mexico, particularly in ethnic minorities. A key self-care area with challenging barriers is healthy eating. The New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service conducts diabetes cooking schools statewide together with community health providers. The study reported here determined if this education was effective in people with type 2 diabetes and their family members. Self-report surveys showed that knowledge and behaviors significantly improved (p
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Archuleta, M., VanLeeuwen, D., Halderson, K., Wells, L., & Bock, M. A. (2012). Diabetes Cooking Schools Improve Knowledge and Skills in Making Healthful Food Choices. The Journal of Extension, 50(2), Article 62. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss2/62