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November is American Diabetes Month®!

This year’s theme for American Diabetes Month® is “Eat Well, America!” This November, the American Diabetes Association will show our nation how easy and joyful healthy eating can be.adm-2015-banner-300x250-african-american

Each week, the Association will share nutritious recipes for every meal of the day. They will also teach you how to choose, prepare, serve and eat healthy food that is both delicious and nutritious.

Week One (11/1-11/7) Breakfast
Delicious breakfast recipes that motivate you to get your busy day off to the right start.
Week Two (11/8-11/14) Snacks
Easy and satisfying snack recipe.
Week Three (11/15-11/21) Lunch, including National Healthy Lunch Day
Lunch recipes that you get you through the midday hump and keep you on track through the rest of the day.
Week Four (11/22-11/28) Dinner
Seasonal dinner recipes that ensure you don’t miss out on the autumn and holiday flavors you love.
Week Five (11/29-12/5) Special Occasion Foods
Healthy special occasion options, including sweets.

What is Diabetes?470010
Your body and brain need sugar from the foods you eat. Diabetes is a medical condition where you have too much sugar in your blood (called blood glucose). Eating well, getting regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking prescribed medicines can help manage diabetes.

Diabetes Diet Tips:

  • Eat meals and snacks at about the same time every day, eating every 3-4 hours.
  • Avoid skipping meals.
  • Watch your portion size. Use a smaller plate, cup, or bowl and portion out foods before eating.
  • Choose water, unsweetened coffee, tea, or diet soft drinks with meals.

We applaud the efforts of the American Diabetes Association as they show people living with diabetes and others who want to lead a healthy lifestyle how to enjoy foods that are both delicious and nutritious.

Visit Learning ZoneXpress for Diabetes nutrition education resources.

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