Extension office sponsors diabeters workshop series

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System/Russell County will hold a workshop and cooking school entitled "Taking Control of Diabetes with Healthy Lifestyle Changes" every two weeks beginning April 22.

The workshop, conducted by regional extension agent Helen Herndon-Jones, will be held at the extension office, 508 14th St. in Phenix City.

Participants will increase knowledge about healthy foods, receive basic diabetes and nutrition information and share and learn from one another.

Jones will demonstrate new cooking techniques, provide taste testing of recipes she prepares and give healthy recipe versions of familiar foods.