People with diabetes can learn how to make meals designed to be delicious and healthy for them through a free series of four virtual “Kitchen Creations” classes.

Participants can access classes with a computer, tablet or phone.

In the courses, Nicole Lujan, Sandoval County Cooperative Extension agent with New Mexico State University, and her colleagues will demonstrate how to control diabetes by planning and preparing meals, managing carbohydrates and other guidelines.

The classes will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Wednesdays, May 4-25.

Sandoval County Extension agent Nicole Lujan

“Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy wonderful food,” Lujan said. “We offer a wide variety of recipes and options to enjoy healthy eating and living. Each class builds on the next. We are happy we can reach more participants for this dynamic program by offering the classes online and at a time that accommodates those who work during the day.”

Over 10 percent of adults in New Mexico have diabetes. Research has shown that lifestyle changes, including healthier eating, can help manage the condition and reduce the risk of complications.

Hundreds of New Mexicans participate in Kitchen Creations every year.

To register and enroll for free, go to, email Lujan at [email protected] or call the Sandoval County Extension office at (505) 867-2582.

The classes are sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and offered by the extension service as part of the “Paths to Health NM: Tools for Healthier Living” initiative.