Lake Extension classes educate residents about healthy eating

November is National Diabetes Month, and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Lake County is hosting programs throughout the county that focus on healthy eating:

Eating with Diabetes: Learn dietary approaches for managing Type 2 diabetes and understand how certain foods can affect health. Register at for the following free classes:

o   Nov. 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Umatilla Library, 412 Hatfield Drive.

o   Nov. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont.

Much Ado About Veggies is scheduled from 9am-noon Nov. 18 at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Join extension agents Brooke Moffis and Mia Wilchcombe, along with master gardeners, to learn which vegetables grow best in the Florida garden and to explore healthy ways to use them in the kitchen. Registration is $10 at

People with food allergies should be aware that food items prepared or distributed as part of UF/IFAS Extension events may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish, and could be prepared in a facility that may be exposed to any of these ingredients.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human, and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352.343.4101 or visit