Diabetic Chef offers free class, workshop

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter



A chef who specializes in diabetic cooking will visit Clark County to celebrate Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week.

Chris Smith, a.k.a. The Diabetic Chef, and diabetes educators will hold a free educational workshop in Vancouver. The workshop will include a cooking demonstration and education on the types of diabetes, risk factors and tips for healthy eating.

The workshop is 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.

Workshops will also be held in Portland, Hood River, Tualatin and Eugene.

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week will kick off with the Circle on the Court event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Rose Garden in Portland. The free event will include health screenings, diabetes education, take-home resources, appearances by celebrity athletes and sports clinics hosted by the Chris Dudley Foundation.