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Crinkle-Cut Oven Fries with Japanese Sweet Potatoes

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month. Sweet potatoes are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. A fun fact, North Carolina has led the nation in sweet potato production for decades and produces about 60 percent of the country’s total sweet potato crop. My favorite type of sweet potato is Murasaki—or […]

Holiday Challenge

Two Weeks Until the 2020 Holiday Challenge!

Only TWO WEEKS Until the 2020 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge! This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You […]

” My energy level is rising and I am sleeping better… “

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My energy level is definitely rising and I am sleeping better which is helping my ability to cope with stress. I’m looking forward to the next session on stress management. I am so glad that I signed up for this course!! […]

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Hiking for My Mental and Physical Health

Happy Fall! I love this time of year because I enjoy one of my favorite activities, hiking, even more in the fall and winter than I do in the summer. Don’t get me wrong, summer hikes are still great, but I have to go early or in the evening to avoid the oppressive heat. Personally, […]

Success Story - A.R.

“My HbA1C is now 5.6 and it was 6.0. “

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I just got back from my doctor’s office where I had my annual physical today.  My blood work showed a huge improvement over a year ago.  My HbA1C is now 5.6 and it was 6.0. This means that I no longer have pre-diabetes!!!  My blood […]

Success Story - Mary

“Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes made a difference in my life!”

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I am motivated to continue developing a healthy lifestyle for years to come! During the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program, I lost 20 pounds (more than 10% of my starting weight), decreased my waistline by 2 inches, lowered my […]

success story - Suzanne

“My instructor was a wonderful and positive teacher!”

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: It is hard to believe the year is almost over and the class is coming to an end. While my work schedule has prevented me from attending the classes live, I enjoyed and found a lot of value in watching the […]

success story - Jim

“I have lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has improved.”

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My instructor and the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program have changed my life! And I’m 62, that’s kinda hard to do. I’ve lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has improved. My doctor was floored and wanted to know all […]