South Side Diabetes Project’s 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Is A Big Success!

November 2013 – In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago project (aka the South Side Diabetes Project) hosted its 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at the Washburne Culinary Institute. The cook off was an opportunity for ordinary cooks to compete and share their best diabetes-friendly, healthy recipe and to demonstrate that healthy, diabetes-friendly food can be delicious, affordable, and enjoyed by the entire family. Recipes in four categories, side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack, were judged for a grand prize of $500 cash and many other great prizes! Congratulations to Jacolby Williams, our winner, and a special thank you to the panel of judges and all who attended.

The University of Chicago Medicine’s President Sharon O’Keefe, who served as one of the judges during the cook off, said, “This is a wonderful community event. The South Side Diabetes Project is an important part of our efforts to partner with community organizations to promote diabetes education and encourage healthy lifestyles.”


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